The Needs Assessment of Blackboard Training
Chin-Chiang Wang, Hung-Wei Tseng, Linda Lohr, Heng-Yu Ku, University of Northern Colorado, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The purposes of this study were to investigate the gaps of perceptions on Blackboard training between the manager and instructors, to explore the causes of the gaps, and to assess the satisfaction of instructors with Blackboard training. Participants were the manager who was in charge of the training and instructors who used and designed courses on Blackboard. The methodology of this study applied interviews and questionnaires. The finding indicated that there were three gaps of perceptions between the manager and instructors. Additionally, besides Clark's critical factors (knowledge, motivation and organization), background and incentive might cause these three gaps. In the result of the questionnaire, 84% of the instructors were satisfied with the Blackboard workshops.
Wang, C.C., Tseng, H.W., Lohr, L. & Ku, H.Y. (2005). The Needs Assessment of Blackboard Training. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1063-1068). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).