Wednesday, October 21
11:15-11:35 AM
Alii III

An Examination of the Usefulness of a Learning Community System and Blackboard in both Online and Face-to-Face Courses

Brief Paper ID: 47772
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    Francisca Marshall
    Florida State University
  2. Wenting Jiang
    Florida State University
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    Vanessa Dennen
    Florida State University

Abstract: In order to improve the pedagogical and social interaction of a hybrid course, a department at a major southeastern university created an online learning community system (LCS), designed with a Facebook-style format. This system was built to supplement their current learning management system (LMS)-Blackboard. This study examines the usefulness of the LCS tools and features compared to that of the LMS. Participants’ perceptions were documented via survey and follow-up interviews. The results showed benefits associated with both type of course systems.

Presider: Alia Sheety, Cabrini College


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