Implementation Issues on the Quality Evaluation of Web-Based Courses and Digital Learning Resources

  • Xia Teng
  • Brandon Muramatsu
  • Jian Wei Zhang
  • Joseph G. Tront
  • Flora McMartin
  • Alice Agogino
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3143)

Abstract

The emergence of the Web as a delivery mechanism for education has led a number of organizations to develop and implement quality evaluation criteria for digital learning resources and Web- based courses. The Chinese E-Learning Technology Standardization Committee is developing a specification for evaluating Web-based courses. This paper introduces the background on the standard, CELTS-22, and its guidelines for use. Further, this paper explores critical implementation issues through a case study of two similar evaluation criteria and systems that are used by NEEDS – A Digital Library for Engineering Education and MERLOT – the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching in the United States.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xia Teng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Brandon Muramatsu
    • 1
  • Jian Wei Zhang
    • 3
  • Joseph G. Tront
    • 4
  • Flora McMartin
    • 5
  • Alice Agogino
    • 1
  1. 1.NEEDSUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Chinese E-Learning Technology Standards CommitteeBeijingChina
  3. 3.Institute of Educational TechnologyTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  4. 4.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  5. 5.MERLOTCalifornia State University, Long BeachLong BeachUSA

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