Student Satisfaction with the Perusall Social Annotation Platform
Melanie R. Lemanski, University of Houston – VictoriaSandy Venneman, University of Houston – Victoria
While student satisfaction with online courses is generally high, these courses are not without problems. Perusall is a learning tool that aims to solve some of these problems and increase student satisfaction. The current study sought to determine whether the application of Perusall would improve students’ feelings of connectedness, their reading assignment completion, and their satisfaction with reasonable textbook costs. Our analysis of students’ survey responses and course evaluations suggests that Perusall is a useful resource for both university faculty and students to improve feelings of connectedness, reading of assigned textbooks and course materials, and satisfaction with the course textbook. Perusall may increase overall student satisfaction with online coursework.