Course websites, computer proficiency and need for achievement : implications for MBA student performance

James, Wendy and Subramaniam, Nava 2005, Course websites, computer proficiency and need for achievement : implications for MBA student performance, Australian journal of accounting education, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 51-72.

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Title Course websites, computer proficiency and need for achievement : implications for MBA student performance
Author(s) James, Wendy
Subramaniam, Nava
Journal name Australian journal of accounting education
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 51
End page 72
Total pages 21
Publisher Charles Sturt University - Faculty of Business
Place of publication Bathurst, N.S.W.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1449-3772
Keyword(s) Online flexible delivery
Course website
MBA student performance
Perceived ssefulness
University education
Summary Course websites have become a basic requirement for course promotion and delivery in many universities. This study explores the relationship between perceived usefulness of course websites and student performance in an accounting course within a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programme. Data from 48 students were found to support several hypotheses. Specifically, the findings of the study indicate that there is a significant correlation between the perceived usefulness of course website features such as lecture notes, tutorial questions and solutions and the frequency of use or access by students of such course website features. Further, we found that the perceived usefulness of course websites was positively related to students’ computer proficiency, but not with the frequency with which students missed classes. The findings also indicate that students with high need for achievement achieved better performance scores, but there was no significant relationship between perceived usefulness of course website and performance. These findings have several implications for the design and development of course websites at post-graduate level, and for future research examining the link between information technology and accounting education.
Language eng
Field of Research 130309 Learning Sciences
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Charles Sturt University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024385

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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