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ERIC Number: EJ1076329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Validation of a Tool Evaluating Educational Apps for Smart Education
Lee, Jeong-Sook; Kim, Sung-Wan
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v52 n3 p435-450 Jun 2015
The purpose of this study is to develop and validate an evaluation tool of educational apps for smart education. Based on literature reviews, a potential model for evaluating educational apps was suggested. An evaluation tool consisting of 57 survey items was delivered to 156 students in middle and high schools. An exploratory factor analysis was then used to ascertain the importance of the criteria. Four exploratory constructs and eight subfactors were extracted from the data collected: Factor I was labeled as "Teaching & Learning," Factor II, "Screen Design," Factor III, "Technology," and Factor IV, "Economy & Ethics." Each factor has two subfactors, respectively. Reliability estimates using Cronbach's alpha indicated that the evaluation tool had good internal consistency. The overall results of the analyses suggest that this evaluation tool is highly instrumental for evaluating educational apps.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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