This presentation introduces a summary of two evaluation studies in educational technology. The first summary focuses on the evaluation methodology used, in terms of purpose and instruments. The second focuses on the evaluation of specific technology features.
Its main goal was to explore and observe the scenario: What if the Wiki tool were to be used in an English as a second language course in Taiwan?
WUM, was used for extracting useful information from the log data. Actually, It is an open source Web mining tool. In other words, Students who attended this study practiced English writing on a Wiki website.
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Title: Sociability and usability in online communities: Determining and measuring success ( Preece, J. (2001) Sociability and usability: Twenty years of chatting online. Behavior and Information Technology Journal , 20, 5, 347-356) .
What it is about?!
This study determine the success of online communities by identifying their sociability and usability.
number of participants in a community, number of messages per unit of time, members’ satisfaction, amount of reciprocity, number of on-topic messages, and trustworthiness were included to determine sociability.
measuring usability includes numbers of errors, productivity, user satisfaction.