Evaluating e-Learning Initiatives: A Literature Review on Methods and Research Frameworks
Nikolaos Tselios, Stelios Daskalakis, University of Patras, Greece
IJWLTT Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN 1548-1093 Publisher: IGI Global
Evaluation aspects, in relation to e-learning initiatives, are gaining substantial attention. As technology continuously influences learning, technical as well as organizational requirements need to be thoroughly investigated across a variety of stakeholders. In this paper, an outline of those aspects is presented, which occurred from a literature review on methods and research frameworks utilized toward the evaluation of e-learning initiatives. The review identified a series of studies that take advantage of well-established theories in the area of users’ acceptance of technology combined with additional, e-learning context-specific factors. Results of the review are presented, according to the adopted research model, to ease the process of locating and retrieving e-learning evaluation paradigms per theoretical model. In addition, research findings are discussed and future implications for e-learning evaluation initiatives as well as potential stakeholders are highlighted.
Tselios, N. & Daskalakis, S. (2011). Evaluating e-Learning Initiatives: A Literature Review on Methods and Research Frameworks. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 6(1), 35-51. IGI Global.