Cyberlearning: The Learning Management System and the Influence of its Usage on Student Engagement

Marco C. Mandap
Instructor, Western Faculty/Canvas Support Administrator, FEU High School


KEYWORDS

Digital platform, learning management systems, student engagement, e-learning,
cyberlearning

ABSTRACT

With the integration of the Internet into the teaching system, education today
has rapidly evolved into cyber learning. Consequently, several educational
institutions have adopted learning management systems (LMS), a comprehensive
digital platform, to facilitate online instruction. The present study seeks to measure
extent of the influence of LMS usage on student engagement.
The variables of the study were quantified using instruments with a five-point
Likert scale as a response. A total of 190 students enrolled at a host institution in
Manila comprised the respondents of the study. Using G* Power Analysis at an
assumed effect size of Cohen's f-squared=0.15, the researcher computed the sample
size.
Results reveal that the use of an LMS influences student engagement
significantly. Furthermore, the students work at their studies beyond the moderate
extent of LMS usage. The data suggest that messaging students and setting
schedules in the LMS increase their engagement on the platform. However, the
components of announcements, discussions, and people negatively affect their level
of engagement.
The study highly recommends that the information dissemination through the
LMS should be re-designed in such a way that it more directly motivates students.
This research also highlighted that LMS discussions tend to become interactive. The
findings and conclusions urge that socialization should feature inside the LMS.

Enderun Colleges Scholarly Review, Volume 3, Issue 2.

Category: Business , Gen. Ed. , Information Technology