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WebCT as an E-Learning Tool: A Study of Technology Students’ Perceptions

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Lesta A. Burgess

University of Northern Iowa, US
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An Assistant Professor in the Industrial Technology Department at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.

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Educators today are using distance education and Internet-based1 learning as methods for delivering courses. There are many software packages specifically designed for electronic learning (e-learning), such as WebCT, Blackboard, and Prometheus. Before Internet access became widely available, instructors delivered asynchronous instruction via telephone, cable TV, videotape, or printed materials to distance learning students (Hazari, 1998). In recent years, universities have moved to Internet-based courses to attract students not able to attend traditional classes for various reasons. In the majority of cases, students enroll in Internet-based classes because of convenience while working toward a diploma or enhancing professional skills that may result in a promotion or career change (Hazari, 1998).
How to Cite: Burgess, L. A. (2003). WebCT as an E-Learning Tool: A Study of Technology Students’ Perceptions. Journal of Technology Education, 15(1), 6–15. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v15i1.a.1
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Published on 22 Sep 2003.
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