ERIC Number: EJ1070038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
User Acceptance of a Proposed Self-Evaluation and Continuous Assessment System
Robles-Gómez, Antonio; Ros, Salvador; Hernández, Roberto; Tobarra, Llanos; Caminero, Agustin C.; Agudo, José M.
Educational Technology & Society, v18 n2 p97-109 2015
The WWW nowadays enables faculty to develop new Internet-based applications that can be used to enhance classroom instruction. There is a clear evolution towards the implementation of new service-oriented learning/teaching systems, which can be considered as the latest generation of Internet-based platforms. This work first describes a service-oriented system in order to follow the students' progress and automatically assess their practical activities, not theoretical knowledge. The service oriented paradigm allows us to implement a more advanced system for the self-evaluation and continuous assessment of the students' progress in the field of Information Technology, where activities measure practical daily-work skills. Second, the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) is used to analyze the acceptance of our proposal. In the results obtained, the participants found the system significantly easier to use, and it proved useful for their purposes. It is also concluded that participants (students and faculty) feel confident with the system.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Information Technology, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Online Courses, Educational Improvement, Computer Attitudes, Adoption (Ideas), Electronic Learning, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, College Faculty, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Student Surveys, Teacher Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain