Title: An empirical investigation into factors relating to the use of course management software by post-secondary faculty

Authors: Alicen Flosi, Kakoli Bandyopadhyay

Addresses: Department of Information Systems and Analysis, College of Business, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX 77710, USA. ' Department of Information Systems and Analysis, College of Business, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX 77710, USA

Abstract: This research studies faculty use of Course Management Software (CMS) in post-secondary institutions. CMS allows faculty members to demonstrate skills, share knowledge and communicate with students at various times and through various means. There are a variety of methods to make CMS available for students; however, at some point, involvement by the faculty is required. This research centres on faculty constructs such as performance and effort expectancy, social influence, facilitating conditions, privacy and security concerns and implementation time. The moderating variables were gender, anxiety, years of teaching, experience and faculty rank. After surveying the faculty, logistic regression was applied to investigate the relationship between the utilisation of a CMS system by the post-secondary faculty and the six independent variables. Different sets of factors from performance and effort expectancy, facilitating conditions and years of teaching were found to be significantly related to the utilisation of the CMS system by post-secondary faculty.

Keywords: course management software; CMS; learning management software; Blackboard; UTAUT model; post-secondary education; WebCT; faculty involvement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2009.026694

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2009 Vol.4 No.6, pp.597 - 621

Available online: 23 Jun 2009 *

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