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Guidelines for evaluating e‐learning environments

Lefteris Moussiades (Department of Industrial Informatics, Division of Computing Systems, Technological Educational Institute of Kavala, GR‐ 65404 Kavala, Greece)
Anthi Iliopolou (Prasinis & Ritsou, Palio, Kavala, 65500, Greece)

Interactive Technology and Smart Education

ISSN: 1741-5659

Article publication date: 1 August 2006


The evolution of Internet Technology has influenced the basis of education by introducing new methodologies in to teaching and giving a new dimension to distance learning. On the other hand, there is an emerging need on the users part to define some standards that will be used for judging the quality and effectiveness of the educational Websites. In this project, a presentation of evaluation methodology of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) is presented, along with basic guidelines that must be followed when evaluating a VLE. This report emphasizes the importance of evaluation in the educational practice and presents a review of the current literature in terms of helping the VLE practitioner to find his own way concerning the evaluation process.



Moussiades, L. and Iliopolou, A. (2006), "Guidelines for evaluating e‐learning environments", Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 173-184.



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