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ERIC Number: ED470191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 12
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Usability Evaluation of an Educational Electronic Performance Support System (E-EPSS): Support for Teacher Enhancing Performance in Schools (STEPS).
Park, Su-Hong; Baek, Eun-Ok; An, Jae Soon
The concept of EPSS (electronic performance support systems) originated in business settings. Recently, there have been many attempts to apply the concept to schools: educational EPSSs (E-EPSSs) have become available on the Web. However, there is little evaluation research and few evaluation frameworks for these emergent E-EPSSs. The primary purpose of this article is to provide design recommendations for how to improve the quality of E-EPSSs in general, based upon the evaluation of one specific E-EPSS, called STEPS (Support for Teacher Enhancing Performance in Schools). To achieve this purpose, the article first reviews E-EPSSs in terms of teachers' professional development and discusses their encompassing trends, needs, and definitions. Secondly, it presents an evaluation case of STEPS. An evaluation perspective called "perception-oriented usability evaluation" drives the evaluation. Lastly, it lists recommendations for improving STEPS as well as E-EPSSs in general based on the STEPS evaluation results and literature review. (Contains 40 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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