The results of a 2010–2011 survey of mobile device ownership and use are helping the University of Florida make informed decisions today about how best to allocate limited resources to maximize the impact of its mobile initiatives.
BiographyTawnya Means is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning in the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida. Her primary roles in the college are to manage instructional design, technology integration, and faculty development for the college, and to serve as the subject matter expert on assessment and accreditation efforts. Tawnya earned her PhD from the University of Missouri in information science and learning technologies with an emphasis in learning systems design. Her research is in online and blended learning and focuses on access to digital learning resources. She is engaged in a number of campus initiatives and committees and presents at conferences and other institutions and organizations on technology in online and blended courses and programs.
Student Perceptions of Course Management System Tools: Implications for Evaluation and Adoption of Online Tools in Higher Education
Given an expectation of digital literacy among students, why should we worry about student perceptions of CMS tools? For the same reason exemplary instructors stay aware of their students’ general learning style preferences—to evolve their teaching styles to meet diverse preferences and maximize learning while also attempting to develop and enhance students’ abilities to learn in different ways.