Factors affecting the adoption of online discussion boards in physical learning environments

Jie Xiong, Olimpiya Saha, Stacie Petter

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Abstract

Online discussion boards can be a powerful tool in both online and traditional face-to-face classes. While there is research on the adoption of online discussion boards in virtual classes, it is unknown which factors lead to the successful adoption of Information Technology in education in physical learning environments. We propose this research in progress paper to understand 1) whether online discussion boards can enhance learning in traditional face-to-face courses, and 2) the factors that affect the adoption of online discussion boards in physical learning environments. By utilizing interviews for data collection and grounded theory for data analysis, this research in progress paper will seek to answer the research questions using qualitative methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015
PublisherAmericas Conference on Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683104
StatePublished - 2015
Event21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Duration: Aug 13 2015Aug 15 2015

Publication series

Name2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015

Other

Other21st Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015
CountryPuerto Rico
CityFajardo
Period8/13/158/15/15

Keywords

  • Adoption
  • Grounded theory
  • Interview
  • Is for education
  • Online discussion boards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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    Xiong, J., Saha, O., & Petter, S. (2015). Factors affecting the adoption of online discussion boards in physical learning environments. In 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015 (2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2015). Americas Conference on Information Systems.