Work in progress – performance evaluation of online learning tools

Kist, Alexander A. and Wandel, Andrew P. (2011) Work in progress – performance evaluation of online learning tools. In: FIE 2011: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations From Around the World, 12-15 Oct 2011, Rapid City, SD. United States.


Remote Access Laboratories (RAL) are tools that provide off-campus students with video supported access to practical activities on campus. A key success factor of any online activity is the quality of the student experience. As these systems use the Internet, quality depends not only on the learning activity design but also on access speed, geographical location and network traffic. Currently only anecdotal evidence exists regarding the relationship of technical performance parameters and the quality of user experience. This project proposes a systematic evaluation of the Quality of Experience of students using online learning tools. It will collect technical data as well as the subjective user experience of students using RAL systems. This paper introduces a framework and methodology that are used to evaluate the quality of the student learning experience.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 01:24
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 03:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: online learning tools; quality of experience; remote access laboratories; performance; higher education research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2011.6143077

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