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Web-Based Tools for Collaborative Evaluation of Learning Resources

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Author(s): John C. Nesbit | Jerry Z. Li | Tracey L. Leacock

Journal: Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
ISSN 1690-4532

Volume: 3;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 102;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: e-learning | LORI | eLera | convergent participation | resources | reviews | assessment

ABSTRACT
The emergence of large repositories of web-based learning resources has increased the need for valid and usable evaluation tools. This paper reviews current approaches to learning object evaluation and introduces eLera, a set of web-based tools we have developed for communities of teachers, learners, instructional designers and developers. Compatible with current metadata standards, eLera provides a learning object review instrument (LORI) and other features supporting collaborative evaluation. eLera provides limited translation of evaluations and subject taxonomies across communities using different languages and terminology. eLera is designed to assist researchers to gather data on evaluation processes and has been used to teach educators how to assess the quality of multimedia learning resources.
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