INFORMATION MODEL FOR EVALUATION EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE
Spyridon Bakoyiannis, Maria Grigoriadou, University of Athens, Greece
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Upon the incorporation of the software in the educational process, all the changes that it will cause in the role of the educator, in the learning process by the student, in the curriculum, in the meaning of the school book, in the class - laboratory structure and elsewhere must be provided. (see Squires D., Mc Dougall Anne 1994) (see Willem J. Pelgrum-Tjeerd Plomp 1993). Therefore there is a clear need to formalise the use of the educational software and its incorporation plan in the educational process. The educational software should address a means of didactic assistance to the teacher, but also give the possibility of a didactic approach to cognitive items by the student. After this the proposed evaluation model examines, whether the educational software is structured in such a way that could respond to cognitive sections that are required according to the didactic and pedagogical planning, whether it is suitable for the age to which it addresses, has a term equal to one didactic period, as the one defined by the educational environment and whether it responds to the school reality. It also evaluates whether the exercise / practical part of the educational software, that results from the aforementioned planning, observes this time limitation. Another point of evaluation is whether it has the ability and the application characteristics of multimedia of exploratory type and whether it operates in a network environment with ease in the use and communication, both in a local level and in a level of wider netting. (see ICMCS 94) Finally it controls whether its use can constitute a help for the educator in his daily work for the support of the learning process, and especially in his cognitive object as well as with intra-thematic possibilities and whether it gives the student the possibility of a didactic approach to cognitive objects.
Bakoyiannis, S. & Grigoriadou, M. (2000). INFORMATION MODEL FOR EVALUATION EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 768-773). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).