Communications of the IIMA


Technology has improved to the point where web-sites for every course taught by an instructor are possible. This has produced many instructional benefits; however, it has also created a new set of problems. The problem addressed by this paper is the question of which web-site components to include in the class web-site. This is important because different web components support different student learning styles. Because it is not feasible to include all known webcomponents, the instructor must select those components that are most useful and support the broadest group of students. To address this question, a survey instrument was developed and administered to 220 undergraduate business students. This questionnaire asked students for their perceptions of the usefulness of thirty-seven web components in four component categories. The results of this survey were analyzed and discussed. Several useful findings for the instructor were presented.