News Websites: Real-Time News to Enhance Classroom Presentations

20th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning

Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche. Professor of Supervision and Management. Florida Community College at Jacksonville

The Web is an additional medium used by major TV cable news networks to expand and complement the dissemination of international, national, local, or other news that help users improve their knowledge and make informed professional and personal decisions. News websites provides an excellent way to present news to users who are willing to accept this technology and perceive that it is useful and easy to use. News websites allow professors to bring current events to the classroom in real time.

The Fact

Mayor TV cable networks, TV broadcast networks, local stations, newspapers, news agencies, radio and web-only news provides have been developing news websites.

The Benefit

News websites bring extensive detail and coverage of the news, allowing users to go beyond regular television programming.

The Issue

Web design, navigation scheme, and news content organization may affect the capability of these news websites to reach major users due to lack of usefulness or difficulty in navigating the sites to find the desired news. Usefulness and ease of use are two of the major problems encountered by web developers when creating and maintaining informational websites.

The News Web Sites

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Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

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The Bottom Line

  • Content, content organization, and navigation scheme could have impact on users.
  • Perceived usefulness is the factor that predicts user’s acceptance and intended usage.
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