QUALITY EVALUATION TOOL FOR E-LEARNING MATERIAL
Latvia University of Agriculture (LATVIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Existing quality assurance frameworks, guidelines, and benchmarks show that quality in online learning has many dimensions. One of these dimensions is the quality of e-learning materials. The aim of this research was to find a way to facilitate quality evaluation process of electronic learning material. This research provides a checklist as tool to evaluate the quality of digital content learning material. A checklist was drawn up on the basis of quality indicators referred a handbook and a guide to e-learning, the scientific literature on studies of e-learning quality influencing factors identification, as well as the authors' practice teaching experience. Quality indicators were analysed, collected, grouped in four group from the didactic, media, usability and formal quality aspect. During the research created a web-based tool that contains the defined checklists with the assessment a rating scale from 1 (doesn’t comply) to 5 (fully meets) and three impact levels: low, medium, high. The evaluation tool is developed using an expert-oriented approach using reviews from an experts in the education field. Checklist tool's validity was assessed practical evaluating existing electronic learning materials of different study courses.With the developed web tool can assess the potential or existing e-learning materials and allows the identification of the many conditions and requirements that have to be taken into account creating electronic learning materials.
Keywords: Checklist, evaluation, quality indicators, self-assessment tool, e-learning.