“ The aim of the project is to develop an open source software tool integrated in LMS(s), which is suitable to assess the teaching quality management of eLearning training programs and training materials for supporting the application of the quality measurement tool for institutions dealing with vocational training.
The project implementation integrates testing of software and pilot training of the training material. Thus the aims of the project are:
to elaborate an eLearning quality tool which can be applied at European level and which enables the teaching of quality management,
to provide the management and quality assurance of vocational training with an effective tool. “
The questionnaire had 77 questions in seven parts:
Delivery (teaching/learning activities)
We received 114 answers
The answers excellent=1 good=2 understandable=3 poor=4 not at all=5 An additive index: summing up all answers given to those question into “one” variable: - Low value: high quality rating - High value: low quality rating
Most questions have been answered more or less the same way, resulting in an almost equal distribution of answers
very few consider their procedures as “excellent”
most rate their procedures as “good”
second most answer to almost every question is “understandable”
This output indicates that there may be a demand in training institutions for a quality assurance tool as developed in the project IQTool .
WP 3 – Software development The aim of the work package is to develop a software tool for the evaluation of the training materials in LMS on the basis of the quality assurance methodology that was formed in WP2. The advantage of the integration of the evaluation system and LMS is that the quality related questionnaires can be directly assigned to the viewed learning object. Based on the answered questionnaires statistics can be made, which help to analyse the problems, and improve the quality of the training material.
Licences, development philosophy Every project result will be open, and freely available for commercial and non-commercial usage. Why? The widely used open source philosophy can help to spread and grow the technology. Licences. Every software component will be distributed under the terms of GPL, which is the mostly used open license. Every documentation and training material should be distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.
WP3 - Software architecture The 2 main part of the system is the IQTool system and the LMS . The IQTool system is divided 2 separated part: the repository and the IQTool application . The repository stores the questions, the answers and the user profiles of the IQTool users (LMS users are not stored here). The IQTool application contains the user interface of the administration system (add questions, manage users, etc.), and provides an interface for the LMS plugin.
Module B: User Manual for the iQTool software tool
e-Learning SCORM 1.2 compliant modules
Each Partner will install 8 e-Learning SCORM 1.2 compliant modules on ILIAS LMS Platform, in their local languages, to test the iQTool tool and the other modules (Module A and Module B), during the test phase