Students’ perspective on the use of the Blackboard platform for delivering an engineering course

J. Uziak , M. Tunde Oladiran , Edmund Lorencowicz , Marian Giżejowski

Abstract

The use of information and communications technology (ICT) has been growing over the years in various human endeavours. It has also been adopted in the education sector for teaching and learning. Various studies have been conducted to assess the effectiveness and acceptance of e-learning strategy by students. In particular, the current research is an attempt to obtain students’ perspective on the use of Blackboard software. The technology is a course management system (CMS) used in a blended learning mode to deliver a third year mechanical engineering course at the University of Botswana (UB). The study covered a period of nine years and the questionnaire survey was administered to each succeeding cohort of students. Results indicate that students were generally comfortable with the use of Blackboard as they highly embraced it. Students indicate that their performance improved and that communication with both fellow students and the instructor was enhanced significantly. The respondents also recommended that Blackboard should be used in other courses in their programme of study.
Author J. Uziak
J. Uziak,,
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, M. Tunde Oladiran
M. Tunde Oladiran,,
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, Edmund Lorencowicz
Edmund Lorencowicz,,
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, Marian Giżejowski IIB
Marian Giżejowski,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
Journal seriesWorld Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, ISSN 1446-2257
Issue year2016
Vol14
No2
Pages251-257
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishEducation; Information use; Online systems; Students; Surveys; Technical presentations
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 5.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal - czasopismo zagraniczne spoza list
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