Building an evaluation culture and evidence base for e-learning in three Hong Kong universities

Carmel McNaught, Paul Lam

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The paper presents a strategy for the systematic evaluation of course websites built under the project e3Learning that operates across three universities in Hong Kong. Tailor-made evaluation plans were produced for each website; the evaluation was conducted by an evaluation officer, and a report was provided to each teacher, thus supporting continuous development. To date, 58 cases of evaluation data have been collected. In this paper, a meta-analysis across these cases is presented in order to see which are the most useful web-assisted functions currently in use in Hong Kong universities. This study indicates the following four functions as being most useful: learning tools such as glossaries, notes and PowerPoints, assessment tasks associated with grades, and creation and exhibition of multimedia projects. The reasons for these rankings are postulated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-614
Number of pages16
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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