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ERIC Number: ED448764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 7
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An Automated Evaluation Service for Educational Courseware.
Wade, Vincent P.; Lyng, Mary
This paper proposes an automated, third party World Wide Web (WWW)-based evaluation service (i.e., an online questionnaire) that focuses on usability issues of WWW-based courseware and can be used by any WWW course instructor/student. Requirements related to the usability of educational systems are summarized, including the learning environment, layout requirements of a learning interface, and presentation of instructional material components (i.e., textual material, non-textual material, and color). A table presents evaluation criteria and a comparison with other questionnaires. Advantages of the evaluation service over other questionnaires are described. Results are presented of employing this evaluation service twice on a subsection of an already proven WWW-based courseware system and once on an entire courseware offering. The paper concludes with an assessment of the benefits of using such an evaluation service to improve WWW-based courseware. (Contains 21 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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