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Pages: 3863-3865
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

EVALUATING THE EASE-OF-USE OF A VLE FOR FIRST-YEAR VETERINARY STUDENTS (UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA)

J. Madrid1, F. Hernández1, M. Romero2, A.F. Pelegrín1

1University of Murcia (SPAIN)
2Open University of Catalunya (SPAIN)
Currently, the Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are commonly used in Higher Education for supporting teaching-learning processes. The University of Murcia has been using a VLE during the last ten years. However, the first-year students usually are not used to utilize a VLE. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the ease-of-use of a VLE for the First-year Veterinary Students (University of Murcia), according to the students’ point of view. The present research was carried out during the course 2009/2010. Thus, 43 Veterinary Students from the first-year (University of Murcia) were polled. The survey was conducted during the second term of the course. To evaluate the easy-of-use 4 items were measured, using a Likert scale, from 1 to 6. Thus, 2 items were connected with the “format” of the information provided and the other 2 with the VLE “usability”. Data analysis was performed using several statistical tests. According to the results obtained, the format reached a value of 8.56 (SD=1.62) and the usability a 9.00 (SD=1.53) out of 12 points, respectively. In conclusion, the easy-of-use of the University of Murcia VLE, according to the First-year Veterinary Students’ point of view, was high.
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author = {Madrid, J. and Hern{\'{a}}ndez, F. and Romero, M. and Pelegr{\'{i}}n, A.F.},
title = {EVALUATING THE EASE-OF-USE OF A VLE FOR FIRST-YEAR VETERINARY STUDENTS (UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA)},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
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TI - EVALUATING THE EASE-OF-USE OF A VLE FOR FIRST-YEAR VETERINARY STUDENTS (UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA)
SN - 978-84-615-5563-5/2340-1079
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CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2012 Proceedings
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J. Madrid, F. Hernández, M. Romero, A.F. Pelegrín (2012) EVALUATING THE EASE-OF-USE OF A VLE FOR FIRST-YEAR VETERINARY STUDENTS (UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA), INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 3863-3865.
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