BLENDED LEARNING UTILIZING THE BLACKBOARD COURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO UNIFY TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION : A CASE STUDY OF AN INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS COURSE FOR PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS
Deree College, The American College of Greece (GREECE)
About this paper:
Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:This study reported on a study on the implementiation of the Blackboard Course Management System (CMS) as the repository and medium of delivery of course material in a technology-assisted blended learning and instruction of an introductory statistics course for undergraduate psychology students. The goals of the present study were to explore the utility value for students of using Blackboard to access and review course lectures, to document the challenges encountered by the instructor in development and in online classroom use and to determine its effectiveness as a unifying virtual learning environment for the learning of statistics. The psychology student group enrolled in an introductory statistics course gave positive feedback on Blackboard as a system to enhance their learning experience.
Keywords: blackboard course management system (cms), blended learning, technology-.