Evaluating authoring tools for teachers as instructional designers

Ainsworth, Shaaron and Fleming, Piers (2006) Evaluating authoring tools for teachers as instructional designers. Computers in Human Behaviour, 22 (1). pp. 131-148. ISSN 0747-5632

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Abstract

The REDEEM authoring environment was developed to allow educators with no programming knowledge to design learning environments (simple Intelligent Tutoring Systems) for their students in a time-effective manner. The success of this approach depends on two key factors. Firstly, on the extent to which the authoring tool is usable by its intended author population (classroom teachers, university lecturers, adult trainers), and secondly, whether the resulting systems are effective at supporting learning. In this paper, a five year program is reviewed that evaluated the extent to which REDEEM has met these goals. The conclusion of the research is that in many ways REDEEM has exceeded the initial expectations for it, but that improvements to its design could further enhance its functionality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-learning,instructional design,authoring tools,classroom practice,evaluation
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 23:20
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 19:43
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59710
DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2005.01.010

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