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Evaluating Online Learning Applications: Development of Quality-Related Models

, University Nevada, Reno, United States

IJICTE Volume 1, Number 3, ISSN 1550-1876 Publisher: IGI Global


The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of the design-quality of current online K-12 learning applications on student learning via three learning-related variables (student enjoyment, motivation, and anxiety level when using those online applications). Nine hundred online K-12 applications (WebQuests, online drills, games, tests, and other applications) were evaluated in terms of four design factors (quality of information, design of information, quality of technology use, and design of technology use) in relation to the three learning-related variables. Three prediction models were generated and tested in this study. An intermediate effect was found between the design of online application and student learning, which may provide some insights for teachers when they integrate online applications into teaching and learning. The target audience of this paper may be school teachers, designers, or professionals who use online applications for education purposes.


Liu, L. (2005). Evaluating Online Learning Applications: Development of Quality-Related Models. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 1(3), 21-35. IGI Global. Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .