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EFL instructors' perceptions of usefulness and ease of use of the LMS Manaba

Abstract

Learning Management Systems (lmss) have become important tools in higher education language instruction, which can facilitate both student learning and the administration of courses. The decision regarding which lms a particular university adopts is a complicated process where the needs and opinions of several stakeholders, including administra-tors, students, and faculty members, must be considered. The researchers conducted a focus group session with faculty members at a private Japanese university regarding their usage and perceptions of the lms Manaba. The results of this study indicate that while perceptions towards the lms were positive over-all, successful integration of the technology is hampered by a lack of institutional support.

Citation

Toland, S., White, J., Mills, D., & Bolliger, D. U. (2014). EFL instructors' perceptions of usefulness and ease of use of the LMS Manaba. The JALT CALL Journal, 10(3), 221-236.