The Use of a Specialised Learning Management System in an Introductory Programming Classroom
Educators are faced with the challenge of adapting their teaching styles to accommodate a new generation of learners. In this study a specialised learning management system, named SAM, as well as a flipped classroom was implemented to attend to this challenge. The success of a change like this depends, to a significant extent, on student acceptance and use of this system. This quantitative study examined a group of students’ opinions about the new way of teaching after four months of use. This study draws upon the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology as well as a framework of the determinants of learning effectiveness. A questionnaire was completed by 738 students. The results indicated that the students are comfortable with the use of SAM as well as the use of a flipped classroom approach.
Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2016)
- Date of Conference: 14-17 November 2016
- DOI: 10.2053/LICE.2016.0031
- ISBN: 978-1-908320-76-6
- Conference Location: Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel, UK