THE EVALUATION OF AN E-LEARNING WEB-BASED PLATFORM

Michail N. Giannakos

Abstract

In recent years, designing useful learning diagnosis systems has become a hot research topic. In order to help teachers and designers to create useful e-learning environment we tried to find an evaluation method that would evaluate an applications’ usefulness and also its pedagogical abilities. Because one evaluator (typically a teacher, designer or planer) can hardly be an expert on all fields of science, a multidisciplinary evaluation framework has been created to help the evaluators to address the critical factors of quality of e-learning. The purpose of this paper is to describe an evaluation system based on usability and pedagogical usability evaluation of e-learning. The evaluation framework and the prototype have been tested at the Department of Informatics at Ionian University, in the courses of Mathematical Modelling.

References

  1. Ardito, C., Costabile, F., De Marsico, M., Lanzilotti, L., Levialdi, S., Roselli, T., Rossano, V. 2006. An approach to usability evaluation of e-learning applications. Access Inf. Soc. 4(3), 270-283. doi:10.1007/s10209-005-0008-6
  2. Bruner, J. 1960. Towards a Theory of instruction. Belknap Press Cambridge.
  3. Giannakos, M. 2009. A combinational evaluation method of computer applications, MASAUM Journal Of Basic and Applied Sciences (MJBAS), 1(2) 240-242.
  4. Giannakos, M. 2009 Combination of Education Technologies for the Enhancement of an Asynchronous System, Proceedings of ICICTE 2009, 897-905.
  5. Gillham, B. 2000. Developing a Questionnaire. London: Bill Gillham.
  6. Hartson, H.R., Andre, T.S. & Williges, R.C. 2003. Criteria for Evaluating Usability Evaluation Methods, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 15(1) 145-181.
  7. Huang, C-J, Chu, S-S, Guan, C-T. 2007. Implementation and performance evaluation of parameter improvement mechanisms for intelligent e-learning systems,, Computers & Education, 49(3), 597-614.
  8. ISO. 1998. ISO-9241: Guidance on Usability Standards. http://www.iso.ch/iso/en/CatalogueListPage.Catalogue List?ICS1=13&ICS2=180 retrieved 20/10/09.
  9. Nielsen, J., 1993. Usability Engineering, Academic Press.
  10. Quintana, C., Carra, A., Krajcik, J., Elliot, S. 2001. Learner-centred design: reflections and new directions. In: Carroll (ed)Human-computer interaction in the new millennium. ACM Press, New York, USA.
  11. Ravden, SJ., Johnson, GI. 1989. Evaluating usability of human computer interface: a practical method. Wiley, Chichester.
  12. Silius, K., Tervakari, A-M. & Pohjolainen, S. 2003. A Multidisciplinary Tool for the Evaluation of Usability, Pedagogical Usability, Accessibility and Informational Quality of Web-based Courses. The Eleventh International PEG Conference: Powerful ICT for Teaching and Learning, Proceedings of PEG2003.
  13. Ssemugabi, S., De Villiers, R., 2007. A Comparative Study of Two usability Evaluation Methods using a web-based e-Learning Application, In Proceedings of the 2007 Annual research Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and information technologists on IT research in developing countries, ACM Press, New York, USA.
  14. Valcheva, D., Todorova, M., 2005. Defining a system of indicators for evaluation the effectiveness of elearning, International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies - CompSysTech'2005.
  15. Vlamos, P. 2003. Criteria for textbook evaluation. 3rd Mediterranean conference at mathematics.
Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

N. Giannakos M. (2010). THE EVALUATION OF AN E-LEARNING WEB-BASED PLATFORM . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-674-024-5, pages 433-438. DOI: 10.5220/0002799504330438


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu10,
author={Michail N. Giannakos},
title={THE EVALUATION OF AN E-LEARNING WEB-BASED PLATFORM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2010},
pages={433-438},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002799504330438},
isbn={978-989-674-024-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - THE EVALUATION OF AN E-LEARNING WEB-BASED PLATFORM
SN - 978-989-674-024-5
AU - N. Giannakos M.
PY - 2010
SP - 433
EP - 438
DO - 10.5220/0002799504330438