ERIC Number: EJ719223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 22
Contextual E-Learning Evaluation: A Preliminary Framework
Voigt, Christian; Swatman, Paula M. C.
Journal of Educational Media, v29 n3 p175-187 Oct 2004
The evaluation of solutions is a major unresolved issue for all those involved in e-learning. In this paper we illustrate the importance of context by means of a qualitative comparison of two e-learning prototype implementations--an action research case undertaken in conjunction with a major German insurance company; and a more experimental approach undertaken during an undergraduate university course, where a variety of learning strategies were tested. Despite the apparent difference of the two prototypes, we believe that evaluators from both sides can learn from one another's experiences--and that the differences lie in the ranking of the evaluation categories, rather than in their in/exclusion. We conclude that we can learn from other evaluation projects--not in terms of operational evaluation criteria, but in terms of understanding evaluation categories and their integrated nature within the e-learning organisation.
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Computer Uses in Education, Evaluation Research, Context Effect, Formative Evaluation, Learning Strategies, Insurance, Action Research, Internet, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Germany