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International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science ( IJITCS )

Abstract :

 This study examined the predictive factors for the intention to adopt blackboard course management system. The sample for the study comprised 503 students selected from 7 faculties and 42 departments at the University of Botswana. Through a survey method, questionnaire was used to collect data from the students. Three research questions were developed and answered by the study.  In brief, the study discovered that blackboard content quality, system quality, support service quality, teaching and learning quality, self-regulated learning, user satisfaction and net benefits are important factors predicting the adoption of blackboard system by the students. Generally, Blackboard course management system (CMS) benefits, self-regulated learning and blackboard content quality play more roles than other factors in terms of determining the intention to adopt blackboard by the students. The study has shown that there is room for further studies to consider other factors other than the one used in this study in order to discover their prediction of the intention to adopt blackboard in educational settings.

Keywords :

: E-learning, Course Management System, Learning Management System, Blackboard/WebCT, University of Botswana.

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