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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