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Factors Related to Breadth of Use in Course Management Systems

Internet and Higher Education Volume 11, Number 2, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


A unique resource in course management systems (CMSs) is that they offer faculty members convenient access to a variety of integrated features. Some features allow faculty members to provide information to students, and others allow students to interact with each other or a computer. This diverse set of features can be used to help meet the variety of learning goals that are part of college classes. Currently, most CMS research has analyzed how and why individual CMS features are used, instead of analyzing how and why multiple features are used. The study described here reports how and why faculty members use multiple CMS features, in resident college classes. Results show that nearly half of faculty members use one feature or less. Those who use multiple features are significantly more likely to have experience with interactive technologies. Implications for using and encouraging the use of multiple CMS features are provided. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)


Malikowski, S.R. (2008). Factors Related to Breadth of Use in Course Management Systems. Internet and Higher Education, 11(2), 81-86. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved September 20, 2020 from .

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