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Volume 8 Issue 2, ECEL 2009 / Mar 2010  pp51‑208

Editor: Shirley Williams, Florin Salajan

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Evaluating the Impact of Distance Learning Support Systems on the Learning Experience of MBA Students in a Global Context  pp51‑62

Yongmei Bentley, Anjali Shegunshi, Mike Scannell

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The VLE as a Trojan Mouse: Policy, Politics and Pragmatism  pp63‑72

Mark Brown, Shelley Paewai, Gordon Suddaby

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Exploring the Current Theoretical Background About Adoption Until Institutionalization of Online Education in Universities: Needs for Further Research  pp73‑84

Ines Casanovas

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Interventions for Second‑Order Change in Higher Education: Challenges and Barriers  pp85‑92

Sebastian Fiedler, Terje Väljataga

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The Lecture is Dead Long Live the e‑Lecture  pp93‑100

Duncan Folley

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A Framework for Supporting Postsecondary Learners with Psychiatric Disabilities in Online Environments  pp101‑110

Scott Grabinger

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Enhancing the Impact of Formative Feedback on Student Learning Through an Online Feedback System  pp111‑122

Thanos Hatziapostolou, Iraklis Paraskakis

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Wiki Tools in the Preparation and Support of e‑Learning Courses  pp123‑132

Antonin Jancarik, Katerina Jancarikova

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Building the Future Students' Blended Learning Experiences from Current Research Findings  pp133‑140

Amanda Jefferies, Ruth Hyde

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Multiple Criteria Evaluation of Quality and Optimisation of e‑Learning System Components  pp141‑150

Eugenijus Kurilovas, Valentina Dagiene

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Abstract

The main research object of the paper is investigation and proposal of the comprehensive Learning Object Repositories (LORs) quality evaluation tool suitable for their multiple criteria decision analysis, evaluation and optimisation. Both LORs 'internal quality' and 'quality in use' evaluation (decision making) criteria are analysed in the paper. The authors have analysed several well‑known LORs quality evaluation tools. In their opinion, the comprehensive multiple criteria LOR quality evaluation tool should include both general software 'internal quality' evaluation criteria and 'quality in use' evaluation criteria suitable for the particular project or user. In the authors' opinion, the proposed LOR 'Architecture' group criteria are general 'internal quality' evaluation criteria, and 'Metadata', 'Storage', 'Graphical user interface' and 'Other' are 'customisable' 'quality in use' evaluation criteria. The authors have also presented their comprehensive Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) quality evaluation tool combining both 'internal quality' (i.e., 'General Architecture') and 'quality in use' (i.e., 'Adaptation') technological evaluation criteria. The authors have proposed to use the quality evaluation rating tool while evaluating LORs and VLEs. The authors have analysed that if we want to optimise LORs and VLEs (or the other learning software packages) for the individual learner needs, i.e., to personalise hisher learning process in the best way according to their prerequisites, preferred learning speed and methods etc., we should use the experts' additive utility function including the proposed LORs and VLEs expert evaluation criteria ratings together with the experts preferred weights of evaluation criteria. In this case we have the multiple criteria optimisation task using criteria ratings, and their weights. Quality evaluation criteria of the main e‑Learning system components, i.e., LORs and VLEs are further investigated as the possible learning software packages optimisation parameters. Scalarization method is explored in the paper to be applied to optimise the learning software packages according to the individualised learners needs. Several open source VLEs evaluation results are also presented in the paper. 

 

Keywords: managing quality in e-learning, multiple criteria evaluation, learning object repositories, virtual learning environments, optimisation

 

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María Martínez-Argüelles, José Castán

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Collaborative Language Learning for Professional Adults  pp161‑172

Linda Joy Mesh

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The Role of Essay Tests Assessment in e‑Learning: A Japanese Case Study  pp173‑178

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Experiences Obtained with Integration of Student Response Systems for iPod Touch and iPhone into e‑Learning Environments  pp179‑190

John Stav, Kjetil Nielsen, Gabrielle Hansen-Nygård, Trond Thorseth

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Emergence Of The Most Knowledgeable Other (MKO): Social Network Analysis Of Chat And Bulletin Board Conversations In A CSCL System  pp191‑208

Sundararajan

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