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.
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
- Tools for supporting the
evaluation of e-learning courses
- Evaluation approaches in
computer supported collaborative learning environments
- Real world case studies and
- Economic evaluation of e-Learning
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In their proposal, prospective authors should include:
title of the proposed chapter and the name and affiliations of all
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
additional information about the book, please visit: http://elearn.teipir.gr/book_eval
any inquiries please contact
Yannis Psaromiligkos at email@example.com