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Pages: 948-957
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-613-2953-3
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain


C. Bao1, L. Lopez1, M. Juarez1, J.M. Castresana2

1La Rioja University (SPAIN)
2Basque Country University (SPAIN)
A methodology for e-learning system is presented to be used in the development of e-learning materials. This methodology draws upon the practice of software engineering to identify the key stages and step required for the development of effective e-learning materials. The methodology can be fully exploited in education, specially in science and engineering higher education, by the community in order to help and engender beneficial changes in the sector over next years. The study conclusions give some strategies to afford efficiently in next future the main detected “needs”. A difficulty faced in the selection of any methodology of e-learning systems engineering is the relative lack of research evidence for the application of such a methodology, as distinct from its grounding in everyday professional practice.

The methodology presented in this paper has no particular claim over any other methodology. The proposed methodology is relatively neutral and theoretically agnostic, supporting the development of e-learning within the complete range of pedagogic approaches. Then it must be check with real information feedback. Consistent with the practical application of software engineering it simply offers a very useful set of steps and tasks for the e-learning designer and developer. Its strength is that it makes explicit the structure and content of an e-learning development project in a way that is particularly attractive to technologists who might otherwise be unaware of, or think inapplicable, the existing literature on instructional design. There is a particularly wide choice of instructional design methods, and a survey of the literature is likely to turn up over 40 . From the point of view of technical developers of e-learning, it is useful for their work to be based upon a methodology which is familiar and well-proven Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology (SSADM). So that continuous total quality must be added to high quality pedagogic materials in order that study resources could be continuously updated taking account of evaluation cases studies based in practical approaches.

Finally its necessary attends particular learning processes to a wide typology of students, who are clients and main protagonists of the learning experience, with Academic experts who accompany them along the long life learning process, from double point of view academic and technical level.

author = {Bao, C. and Lopez, L. and Juarez, M. and Castresana, J.M.},
series = {2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2009 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-613-2953-3},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {16-18 November, 2009},
year = {2009},
pages = {948-957}}
AU - C. Bao AU - L. Lopez AU - M. Juarez AU - J.M. Castresana
SN - 978-84-613-2953-3/2340-1095
PY - 2009
Y1 - 16-18 November, 2009
CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2009 Proceedings
SP - 948
EP - 957
ER -
C. Bao, L. Lopez, M. Juarez, J.M. Castresana (2009) AN E-LEARNING SYSTEM ENGINEERING METHODOLOGY, ICERI2009 Proceedings, pp. 948-957.