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Evaluating the Quality of Current Online CBI Applications for K-12 Learners

, University of Nevada, Reno, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


This paper evaluates the quality of 900 Web delivered computer based instruction (CBI) programs (tutorials, drills, games, and tests) used by K-12 teachers and students over a seven-year period from 1999 to 2006. The quality of an online application was measured with four variables: (a) quality of information, (b) quality of technology (c) instructional design, and (d) usability. There are two parts of this study. In the first part, the four quality variables are compared by the types of the applications. Results indicate that quality of different types of online applications differs in the four design variables, and they all have strength and weakness. In the second part, the author finds that the four quality variables can be used as the predictors to students' perception and the teachers' perception about using such applications in learning.


Liu, L. (2007). Evaluating the Quality of Current Online CBI Applications for K-12 Learners. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 871-876). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .


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