Theoretical-methodological proposal to evaluate the quality of educational websites to support education

Ana M. Santos
2015 Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality - TEEM '15  
This study aims to review the literature on evaluating websites in order to identify, determine and suggest quality evaluation criteria directed to support teaching. The increasing use of the communication media in transmitting knowledge through the development of virtual learning consists of reading purpose aimed at authors, who wrote about criteria, evaluation quality, measure quality and evaluate educational websites, with the principal aims to choose the criteria of evaluation and draw a
more » ... cklist for others futures studies. Firstly, the methodology used was analytical-descriptive and informative over the literature review and the study proposes criteria quality for evaluation educational websites. The result of this communication was to propose two general aspects, one functional and the other technical-aesthetic with ten criteria evaluation of quality, they are: authority, update, usability, accessibility and communication, all included in the functional aspects; and for technical and aesthetic we propose quality multimedia/graphic design, content, navigation, speed of access and interaction. Keywords Evaluation of educational websites / Evaluation criteria / Teaching / Methodology Using the definition of Area Moreira [4] educational website are spaces in the WWW pages of information that offer and feature the materials within the field of education. The same author considers that educational website or educational interest site, is a space where you can find and include mixed personal Web pages for teachers, educational websites institutions such as universities or the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, e-learning platforms, expanding courses distance, companies engaged in training, databases, and others. Area Moreira finds the application of terminology in this work, concluding in his view, that an educational website refers to a space or web pages that carry in addition to educational resources always related information of area education, always built by institutions or by teachers who have the same goal, training and dissemination of knowledge, and that the only vehicle used is the Internet. OBJECTIVES This paper represents a set of criteria that can be used in evaluating any educational level and quality assessment tool. The objectives of this study are two: explore the criteria that have a significant relationship with the assessment of educational websites and identify them by proposing a methodology for measuring. This communication proposed a checklist in quality Evaluation of educational websites created from the review of authors' literature.
doi:10.1145/2808580.2808640 dblp:conf/teem/Santos15 fatcat:46oxrv4skndzvjrqpsl2e2ji7e