ERIC Number: EJ847897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Distance Education Technologies (DET): Assessment & Evaluation!
Hamza, Mohammad Khalid; Malluhi, Qutaibah; Alhalabi, Bassem A.
AACE Journal, v12 n1 p38-55 Jan 2004
The race is on to survive the competitive educational market which nearly everyone can now access with the click of a mouse. Many institutions are turning to DETs to tap into this market. The difficulty is evaluating the effectiveness of these tools and the education that is provided by them. Implementing a new DET is neither a simple matter nor a light decision-making burden. There is a great deal of hype surrounding DETs, and making an informed decision is not an easy task. Caution must be exercised, especially when contracting with a relatively new ".com" company. This article presents the results of a survey of educational institutions and the DETs that they use, and it presents a framework for evaluating DETs and example evaluations of some of the most popular DETs. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Criteria, Surveys, Higher Education, Distance Education, Internet, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Web Based Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer System Design, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Integrated Learning Systems, Online Courses, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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