Title: Teachers' development perspectives in using a course management system

Authors: Nabeel Mohsin Albashiry; Jules M. Pieters

Addresses: Sana'a Community College, P.O. Box 4205, Sana'a, Yemen. ' Department of Curriculum Design and Educational Innovation, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Abstract: This study aims at investigating the extent to which a course management system that is used by teachers improves teachers| course design and teaching skills and affects their professional development. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected through an online questionnaire. Results indicate that the use of the CMS by teachers follows the same pattern identified in previous research in the sense that the system is being used to serve organisational rather than pedagogical purposes although many teachers believe in the learning potential of the CMS. Contradictory to some previous studies, teachers do not seem to have increased their pedagogical use of the system over time and have not improved their course design and teaching skills as a result of using the CMS.

Keywords: course management systems; CMSs; curriculum design; pedagogical skills; development perspectives; course design; teaching skills; quantitative data; qualitative data; online questionnaires; organisational purposes; pedagogical purposes; learning potential; teachers; Yemen; professional development; learning technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2011.042647

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2011 Vol.6 No.2, pp.164 - 182

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 23 Sep 2011 *

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