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Estimating Students’ Satisfaction with Web Based Learning System in Blended Learning Environment

DOI: 10.1155/2014/731720

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Blended learning became the most popular educational model that universities apply for teaching and learning. This model combines online and face-to-face learning environments, in order to enhance learning with implementation of new web technologies and tools in learning process. In this paper principles of DeLone and Mclean success model for information system are applied to Kano two-dimensional model, for categorizing quality attributes related to satisfaction of students with web based learning system used in blended learning model. Survey results are obtained among the students at “Mediterranean” University in Montenegro. The (dys)functional dimensions of Kano model, including Kano basic matrix for assessment of the degree of students’ satisfaction level, have been considered in some more detail through corresponding numerical, graphical, and statistical analysis. 1. Introduction Facing many rapid changes and challenges brought by new technologies and competitive pressure, higher education institutions are trying to innovate their service and raise their public reputation. Education is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Technology plays a powerful role in the life of today’s students and institutions can no longer meet their needs through classroom-based instruction alone. Higher education institutions are increasingly focusing on determining the right model to integrate technologies in teaching and learning in order to fulfill students’ needs and provide education and skills needed for the future society. Blended learning is one way in which institutions can prepare themselves for the next era in education [1, 2]. It offers new opportunities for combining face-to-face and online teaching and learning. This includes different learning or instructional methods (lecture, discussion, guided practice, reading, games, case study, and simulation), different delivery methods (live classroom or computer mediated), different scheduling (synchronous or asynchronous), and different levels of guidance (individual, instructor or expert led, or group/social learning). There are many definitions of blended learning and yet no single accepted one. In the scope of this study we should refer blended learning to a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online learning, with some elements of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace [3]. Measuring student satisfaction with web based learning systems has been an important issue for the researchers and academia. At the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) as

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