COLLABORATIVE SUPPORT FOR THE DISTRIBUTED E-LEARNING SOFTWARE EVALUATION PROCESS

M Nordin , A Rahman and Ahmad Saany, Syarilla Iryani (2007) COLLABORATIVE SUPPORT FOR THE DISTRIBUTED E-LEARNING SOFTWARE EVALUATION PROCESS. The UNITAR e-Journal, 3 (1). pp. 91-104.

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Abstract

Evaluation of the software product is a part of the decision-making involved in accepting or rejecting information technology investment proposals. Thus, many higher education institutions which implement e-Learning software in delivering course content struggle to make formal decisions about investing in new e-Learning software. These institutions, especially their Information Systems Departments, need to introduce a systematic evaluation process, such as procedure, standards and guidelines, before investment decisions are made. Traditionally, this process has been done manually with the evaluator group gathering in a single meeting room and evaluating the target products on paper. Consequently, the cost in terms of traveling, scheduling, pre-meeting and post-meeting are increased. With the opportunities provided by the current information and communication technology infrastructure, this paper proposes a new procedural framework and life cycle for the distributed e-Learning software evaluation process. Furthermore, the relationship between participants and their tasks in the evaluation process will be defined and clarified. Based on this proposed model, a practical web-based tool has been developed and tested, and will now be described. Finally, the issues and potential research activities in the distributed e -Learning software evaluation process will be discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Collaborative systems, e-Learning software, Software evaluations, Web technology
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Informatics & Computing
Depositing User: Syarilla Iryani Ahmad Saany
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 07:55
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 04:01
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/1023

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