E-learning course quality factors: Learner's needs perspective

Airina Volungeviciene, Vaiva Zuzeviciute, Edita Butrimė

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Abstract

This paper is based on theoretical and empirical research on e-learning course quality dimensions in higher education, in the context of lifelong learning. The research was performed during the implementation of eLearning program project (Contract No. 2005-3872/001-001 ELE-ELEB14) aiming at investigation of cultural issues in the process of e-learning course development. The aim of this paper is to examine to what extent development of e-learning courses may contribute to openness to a wider community of learners in higher education with respect to growing learner needs and demands. In order to achieve the aim, the following tasks will be performed: the quality of an e-learning course will be discussed with an emphasis on learner perspective; also importance of learners' needs analysis will be discussed, and the results of an empirical study on experiences in an e-learning course will be presented. Critical course analysis and qualitative empirical research are used as research methods in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMSCI 2008 - 2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages78-83
Number of pages6
Volume2
ISBN (Print)1934272477, 9781934272473
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2008 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2008Jul 2 2008

Other

Other2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2008
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period6/29/087/2/08

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Keywords

  • E-learning quality
  • Learner needs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems

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Volungeviciene, A., Zuzeviciute, V., & Butrimė, E. (2008). E-learning course quality factors: Learner's needs perspective. In IMSCI 2008 - 2nd International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 78-83). International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS.