CHALLENGES IN EVALUATING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES

TitleCHALLENGES IN EVALUATING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPribeanu, C
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume51
Start Page5-6
Date PublishedMarch/2013
Type of ArticleEditorial
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1040860
Keywordslearning experience, methodology of evaluation, usability evaluation
Abstract

The shift towards constructivism in e-learning creates new opportunities in the modern school and favors the introducing of novel technologies able to promote a learner-centered approach and increase the students’ motivation to learn.
In general, novel technologies are expensive and the costs are not only related to the hardware and software platform. The implementation in the traditional school requires additional costs for maintenance, content development, and training. Therefore, the first key concern when evaluating such e-learning systems is to capture the added value brought in by the novel technology.
The second key concern is the usability of a novel technology.
The third key concern is the acceptability of a new system. The evaluation of technology acceptance requires a quantitative approach based on larger models that include several factors, such as: characteristics of the system, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, relevant social aspects, and perceived enjoyment.

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