Cilt 18, Sayı 3, Sayfalar 96 - 104 2017-07-01

Initial Perceptions of Open Higher Education Students with Learner Management Systems


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Learner management systems (LMS) are used in open education as a means of managing and recording e-learning facilities as well as improving student engagement. Students benefit from them to become active participants in the decision-making process of their own learning. This study aims to investigate the initial perceptions of students experiencing the LMS for the first time in the Open Education System of Anadolu University with the purpose of identifying the effective and ineffective aspects of it from their perspective and their demands and suggestions for how to improve their the engagement in the system. To do this, an interpretive qualitative case study research design was used in order to focus on individual contexts and perceptions formed within those contexts. According to the findings, students were found to have highly personalized and customized user habits and engagement levels with the LMS depending on their varying ages, occupational statuses, IT capacities, and educational backgrounds. In terms of their satisfaction with the LMS, the quality, quantity and variety of content in LMS was found to have a major influence on their initial perceptions of satisfaction.

Learner management systems,distance education,learner satisfaction,higher education,educational change
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Bibtex @derleme { tojde328939, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2017}, volume = {18}, pages = {96 - 104}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.328939}, title = {Initial Perceptions of Open Higher Education Students with Learner Management Systems}, language = {en}, key = {cite}, author = {ALTUNOGLU, Asu} }
APA ALTUNOGLU, A . (2017). Initial Perceptions of Open Higher Education Students with Learner Management Systems. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 18 (3), 96-104. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.328939
MLA ALTUNOGLU, A . "Initial Perceptions of Open Higher Education Students with Learner Management Systems". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 18 (2017): 96-104 <>
Chicago ALTUNOGLU, A . "Initial Perceptions of Open Higher Education Students with Learner Management Systems". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 18 (2017): 96-104
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