Evaluating Lecturers Perception of Learning Management Systems At The University Of Belize
AbstractThis research paper provides an overview of recent research and publications on task technology fit of a learning management system and the role of consumerization attitude. The objective of this research paper is to evaluate the perception of the University of Belize lecturers on learning management systems. As learning management systems gradually become crucial to education, lecturers involved in higher education must be able to adopt and accept an LMS that will allow them to achieve their teaching objectives in an efficient and effective manner. More empirical, teachers need to use LMS for multiple purposes such as to produce assessments, organize coursework and most importantly, to act as a facilitator for student-teacher interaction. The manner in which stakeholders adopt and perceive this tool is important to the successful use of LMS. The analysis reported in this research paper involves staff of the University of Belize (n=52) responses to surveys as well as secondary data from prior publications. The research focuses on participants' perceptions of four major constructs: Task Technology Fit, Expected consequences of LMS use, Perceived impact on teaching and Consumerization attitude-perceived fit/ effective-performance improvement. Too much variance in participants' responses were found. To conduct this research, a modified version of the Technology-to-performance chain model was utilized. In the modified model, only the above listed constructs were used to determine the relationship between the existing dependent and independent variables. Based on responses received via survey from 52 lecturers of UB, it can be concluded that the staff at UB are satisfied with the current LMS, that is, Moodle System.
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