An easy to use open source authoring tool to create effective and reusable learning objects

Gordillo Méndez, Aldo and Barra Arias, Enrique and Quemada Vives, Juan (2017). An easy to use open source authoring tool to create effective and reusable learning objects. "Computer Applications in Engineering Education", v. 25 (n. 2); pp. 188-199. ISSN 1061-3773. https://doi.org/10.1002/cae.21789.

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Title: An easy to use open source authoring tool to create effective and reusable learning objects
Author/s:
  • Gordillo Méndez, Aldo
  • Barra Arias, Enrique
  • Quemada Vives, Juan
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Computer Applications in Engineering Education
Date: March 2017
ISSN: 1061-3773
Volume: 25
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Authoring tool; learning objects; usability; effectiveness; reusability
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Authoring tools play a crucial role in the development of learning content facilitating the creation of Learning Objects. However, not much work has been done in order to determine if educators actually can use these tools to create effective and reusable Learning Objects in an easy way. This paper address this issue by presenting and evaluating an open source authoring tool called ViSH Editor. Three factors were evaluated: the usability and user acceptance of the authoring tool, the quality and learning effectiveness of the created Learning Objects, and the reusability of these resources. Usability was evaluated through a lab test and the user acceptance with a survey among 180 users. Quality evaluation was conducted using LORI (Learning Object Review Instrument). The learning effectiveness was evaluated through learner surveys and test scores. Finally, reusability was evaluated by using the LORI instrument, by measuring metadata quality using a set of metrics, and by a quantitative analysis of reuse. Results show that ViSH Editor is an authoring tool capable of allowing educators to create effective and reusable Learning Objects in an easy way.

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Item ID: 49773
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/49773/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:49773
DOI: 10.1002/cae.21789
Official URL: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3071755
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 Sep 2018 15:42
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 15:38
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