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INTRODUCTION

 

Nowadays, thousands of e-learning courses are being delivered in an attempt for flexible and stimulating learning experiences.  This phenomenon is expected to be escalated the following years due to the continuous increase in demand for lifelong learning. In such a demanding and changing learning environment practitioners and policy makers need proofs about the effectiveness of e-learning courses provision.

 

Evaluation of effectiveness in e-learning is very essential since it provides valuable feedback to tailor, redesign, improve or accept an e-learning course according the stakeholders’ needs.

 

There are several qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches proposed last years for the e-learning evaluation which support the measure and weight of attributes like learners’ satisfaction, quality of learning objects, suitability of learning strategies, cost benefits, and so on.

 

The goal of this book is to present various evaluation approaches as they have been applied in real practice. Criticism about these approaches will be made and lessons learned from their application will be given.

 

The audience of this book will be the community of researchers / educators / students / educational managers interested in the current trends in the evaluation approaches of e-learning.


TOPICS


Authors are invited to write chapters about the applicability of
evaluation approaches in authentic e-learning environment.

 

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • State of the art in evaluation approaches
  • Tools for supporting the evaluation of e-learning courses
  • Evaluation approaches in computer supported collaborative learning environments
  • Real world case studies and good practices
  • Economic evaluation of e-Learning environments
  • Tools for (semi) automatic evaluating e-learning courses
  • Evaluation approaches of lifelong e-learning courses

 


SUBMISSION PROCEDURE and KEY DATES


Prospective authors are invited to submit chapter proposals of 200-500 words before January 31, 2010 via e-mail at book.eval@gmail.com. In their proposal, prospective authors should include:

  • The title of the proposed chapter and the name and affiliations of all the authors.
  • The purpose and the contents of their proposed chapter.


Authors will be notified as to whether their proposal has been accepted, and authors of accepted chapters will be sent chapter guidelines by March 31, 2010.

 

Authors of accepted proposals are expected to submit their full chapters by June 20, 2010. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.
All accepted chapters (maximum 15 pages) will be double-blindly reviewed.


This book will be published by NOVA Publishers http://www.novapublishers.com

For additional information about the book, please visit: http://elearn.teipir.gr/book_eval

 

For any inquiries please contact

Dr Yannis Psaromiligkos at book.eval@gmail.com   

 

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