Adopting a learning management system in secondary education: A case study
Michelle Read, Renata Geurtz, The University of Texas at Austin, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper explores the adoption process of three high school teachers from consideration of the tool to understanding its potential impact to choosing whether to adopt and implement a learning management system. The use of learning management systems, particularly in secondary and higher education settings, is becoming more common either as a supplement to face-to-face instructions or full online course offerings. The findings from this paper explores difficulties encountered by many teachers as they attempt to integrate technology into their classrooms, including infrastructure issues, lack of administrative support and an unclear understanding of best practices and technology purpose. These three teachers, all from the same school, illustrate how the adoption process can vary for each individual. Additionally, this case study illustrates one way in which Moodle, an open-source, commonly used learning management system, is being used in secondary setting.
Read, M. & Geurtz, R. (2012). Adopting a learning management system in secondary education: A case study. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 802-807). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).