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ERIC Number: EJ852073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Vendor-Assisted Evaluation of a Learning Management System
Fahrni, Patricia; Rudolph, Jim; De Schutter, Adrienne
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v5 n1 Apr 2004
A product evaluation was conducted of "Desire2Learn", an online learning management system gaining popularity in educational institutions. Since an online trial version of the software was not available for evaluation, an inspection meeting with the vendor was arranged. This provided the evaluation team with an opportunity to examine the precautions necessary for ensuring the objectivity of a product evaluation based on vendor-supplied information. The report outlines the team's use of evaluator-driven enquiry and a triangulated approach to information checking. The "Desire2Learn" product is assessed as a flexible and useful addition to the range of learning management system options.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada