The effect of information literacy on physical education students' perception of a course management system

Nikolaos Vernadakis, Panagiotis Antoniou, Maria Giannousi, Eleni Zetou, Efthimis Kioumourtzoglou

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of information literacy on students' perception toward the educational services offered by an asynchronous course management system (e-Class) for the support of the traditional instruction method in tertiary physical education (PE) institutions. Participants were 211 PE students between the ages of 19 and 24 years, who were sorted into three groups according to their information literacy level: high, medium, and low users of technology. Data was collected using an online survey during a one-week period. One-way analyses of variances (ANOVAs) revealed significant differences between the three user groups, in each factor of the perception questionnaire: 'interaction', 'participation', 'educational material', 'usefulness,' and 'user control'. In the above factors, the high and medium user groups reported better results than the low-technology user group. In conclusion, learner familiarity with computer and online technologies made positive contributions to their perception toward course management systems. Hence, it is essential that physical education students should have basic information technology skills to feel more satisfied with their online learning experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Article number542160
Pages (from-to)419-435
Number of pages17
JournalLearning, Media and Technology
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Asynchronous e-learning
  • Course management system
  • Information literacy
  • Perception
  • Tertiary education

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