University of Ruse (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2021 Proceedings
Publication year: 2021
Pages: 1291-1296
ISBN: 978-84-09-34549-6
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2021.0373
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 2021
Location: Online Conference
The main goal of creating learning environments and modern electronic educational resources is to provide high-quality training and learning materials that are easy to disseminate and meet the needs of learners.

The main task of those working in the field of e-learning is to look for ways to summarize and develop the best and proven ideas and practices that are acceptable to the widest possible range of users. As a result, some specifications and standards have been developed concerning various aspects of e-learning, the main task of which is to propose valid norms for the presentation of learning content.

To make reliable conclusions about the choice and usability of electronic educational resources, it is necessary to take into account whether they meet the aesthetic, technical and didactic requirements. Developers must apply a well-defined evaluation procedure, as well as a set of clear and measurable criteria for their quality.

The evaluation of an educational tool includes not only testing its user interface, but also the application of a didactic approach, educational materials and interaction mechanisms to demonstrate whether this educational tool helps learners to achieve the set learning goals.

This article synthesizes criteria for assessing the educational usefulness and usability of the user interface of electronic educational resources, aimed mainly at assisting professionals in their work on the creation and evaluation of their own resources, as well as providing guidelines for optimizing the design process.

The main criteria for assessing the educational usefulness of electronic educational resources discussed in the article include: Abundance, Comprehensiveness, Motivation, Hypertext Structure, Autonomy, Competence and Flexibility.

Criteria for assessing the usability of the user interface include: Aesthetics, Consistency, Obviousness and Predictability.
Electronic educational resources, educational usefulness, evaluation criteria.