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


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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