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Journal of Information Systems Education

Abstract

This paper describes a system which utilizes a campus computer network to facilitate class-related faculty-student communication. The system uses electronic mail, system utilities and application programs to provide students and faculty with menu-driven access to an electronic gradebook, a class bulletin board, and to the electronic exchange of assignments. We report on an experiment in which one section of the introductory programming course used this system while another did not. Surveys and usage data from this experiment indicate a favorable perception of the system by student users, but analysis of student achievement shows no significant correlation between student performance and system usage.

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