A Framework for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Blended E-Learning within Universities
Beatrice Aguti, Robert Walters, Gary Wills, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Since the inception of e-learning technologies, there has been an increase in the use of e-learning systems to support blended learning in Universities by providing a mix of face-to-face classroom teaching, live e-learning, self-paced e-learning and distance learning. Despite the existing benefits of using e-learning, some higher education institutions have not utilised e-learning to its full potential and yet there are limited studies that offer a comprehensive framework for effectively assessing the use of e-learning systems. It is therefore imperative that learning technologists understand the factors that influence the effectiveness of blended e-learning. An expert survey was conducted to establish which factors are important for evaluating the effectiveness of e-learning. This paper describes a methodological framework for assessing the effectiveness of e-learning within Universities. The framework will act as a guiding tool for further research into ways of effectively planning, implementing and improving blended e-learning for research and education.
Aguti, B., Walters, R. & Wills, G. (2013). A Framework for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Blended E-Learning within Universities. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1982-1987). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).