Moving away from a student satisfaction

evaluating educational technologies in a holistic context

Stephen Quinton, Mariya Pachman, Anatoly Logunov

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Abstract

While students’ satisfaction is often considered an important factor in evaluation of different on-campus technologies, there is a paucity of studies placing this satisfaction in a holistic context. The personal attributes of students and their understanding of their own learning needs tend to be neglected when making technology adoption decisions based on satisfaction alone. In this paper we describe the development and initial validation of a survey instrument that is inclusive of all these considerations. The instrument was piloted with 273 students in regard to the Moodle LMS. Since the field of educational technology evaluation is still emerging, validating this instrument and identifying the contextual factors should contribute to the future development of the field and also assist educational practitioners in their own adoption decisions. Survey results are discussed in relation to students’ perceptions of on-campus technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEdMedia 2012
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology
EditorsTel Amiel, Brent Wilson
Place of PublicationWaynesville, NC
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Pages249-254
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781880094952
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventEdMedia 2012 : World conference on Educational Media and Technology - Denver, Colorado
Duration: 26 Jun 201229 Jun 2012

Conference

ConferenceEdMedia 2012 : World conference on Educational Media and Technology
CityDenver, Colorado
Period26/06/1229/06/12

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Keywords

  • moodle

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Quinton, S., Pachman, M., & Logunov, A. (2012). Moving away from a student satisfaction: evaluating educational technologies in a holistic context. In T. Amiel, & B. Wilson (Eds.), EdMedia 2012: proceedings of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 249-254). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).