Assessing the Effectiveness of E-Learning

Assessing the Effectiveness of E-Learning

Vincent F. Kwisnek (E-Learning Developer, Pennsylvania, USA)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 29
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-565-8.ch007
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Abstract

This chapter presents the author’s experience with the assessment of e-learning’s effectiveness. It begins by defining e-learning, then identifies its strengths and weaknesses, and poses suggestions for enhancing e-learning’s effectiveness. The main thrust of the chapter centers upon the author’s experience as an e-learning developer and the pilot study he conducted to assess the effectiveness of an e-learning course he developed and deployed. The results of this pilot study are presented, and the author’s comments regarding the results of the pilot study are also presented. This chapter concludes with a look at the future of e-learning. The author hopes that a better understanding of e-learning’s strengths, weaknesses, and potential will enable others to develop and deploy more effective e-learning and more effective e-learning initiatives.

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Preface
Paul Darbyshire
Acknowledgments
Paul Darbyshire
Chapter 1
Susan A. Baim
This chapter examines the processes associated with developing new distance learning programs at post-secondary academic institutions that have not... Sample PDF
Developing Distance Learning Programs: Applied Learnings and Thoughts
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Chapter 2
Alcina Prata, Pedro F. Lopes
This chapter describes an experiment undertaken with higher education level students, which consists of utilizing an online multimedia educational... Sample PDF
Online Multimedia Educational Application for Teaching Multimedia Contents: An Experiment with Students in Higher Education
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Chapter 3
Paul Darbyshire
Full degree programs have been offered via virtual classroom environments for some time now, and the pace of online program development is not... Sample PDF
Building Quality from Satisfaction in Online Learning Using Total Quality Management: A Case Study
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Chapter 4
Sean B. Eom, Michael A. Ketcherside, Hu-Hyuk Lee, Michael L. Rodgers, David Starrett
Post-secondary distance education via the Internet is now commonplace. Tremendous advances in information technology have allowed colleges and... Sample PDF
The Determinants of Web-based Instructional Systems' Outcome and Satisfaction: An Empirical Investigation
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Chapter 5
Matthias R. Brust
Adaptive testing is an important component of most tutoring systems. This component normally interacts with the student model to determine students’... Sample PDF
Semi-Adaptive Testing Strategies in a Web-based Generic Tutoring System
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Chapter 6
P. Laforcade
As common learning situations, Problem-Based Learning Situations (PBLS) require accurate template models in which the roles of tutor and learner... Sample PDF
UML-based Modeling of Educational Components for Cooperative Problem-based Learning Situation Design
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Chapter 7
Vincent F. Kwisnek
This chapter presents the author’s experience with the assessment of e-learning’s effectiveness. It begins by defining e-learning, then identifies... Sample PDF
Assessing the Effectiveness of E-Learning
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Chapter 8
Kathryn A. Marold, Wayne Haga
In a continuous improvement research project aimed at identifying the students who are best suited for Web-delivered programming courses, the... Sample PDF
E-Learners at Risk: The Effect of the Online Learning Environment upon Mid-level Achievers
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Chapter 9
George Yee, Larry Korba
This chapter begins by introducing the reader to privacy policies, e-services, and privacy management. It then derives the contents of a privacy... Sample PDF
Privacy Policies and Their Negotiation in Distance Education
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About the Authors