Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are widely promoted as a social constructivist approach to education that should enable students to have more ‘connectedness’ with their learning. In the USA and the UK, LMS diffusion levels reached 95% several years ago, as a form of blended learning or as the main medium for distance learning. Research in the UAE, however, reveals considerable unwillingness among university students to use LMSs. What about Japanese university students? To answer this question, the presenter introduced an online LMS, in which content is built by the instructor, to 458 Japanese university students. Specifically, the study looked at the students’ IT education, their ability to use an LMS over 15 weeks, its ease-of-use, and their satisfaction with it as a medium of learning. This presentation shared the findings of this research and identifies numerous considerations regarding expansion of use.
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ILA 2018: Call for proposals
- 5-8 September 2018
- Konan Women’s University, Kobe, Japan
- "Whose Autonomy? Voices and Agency in Language Learning"
- Plenary speakers: James Lantolf, Jo Mynard, Leena Karlsson and Chika Hayashi
Call for proposals: 5 November 2017 - 14 January 2018
To submit a proposal, please create an account on the ILA 2018 web site.
We are proud to announce that the first issue of The Learner Development Journal, "Visualizing Learner Development," is now online! The full issue is available for download, as well as each of the individual papers.
Hugh Nicoll & Darren Elliott (co-editors)