ERIC Number: ED466186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Flexible Audit Trailing in Interactive Courseware.
Judd, Terry; Kennedy, Gregor
This paper reports on the development and implementation of a flexible audit trail system comprising a library of auditing functions that can be embedded into interactive courseware and customized to the requirements of researchers and developers. A series of essential criteria considered critical to the development of a robust, flexible audit trail system were devised. The six criteria established were: flexibility, efficiency, scalability, portability, retrospective compatibility, and ease of use. The paper presents a case study involving the pilot implementation of the system within a piece of medical courseware. The results of this study demonstrate the general utility of evaluation based on audit trails. Results also provided the courseware's developers with valuable information on how students used the courseware generally and, more specifically, on how they completed one particular interactive task. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer System Design, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Student Evaluation
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