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Informatics 2014, 1(2), 147-159; doi:10.3390/informatics1020147

Design, Use and Evaluation of E-Learning Platforms: Experiences and Perspectives of a Practitioner from the Developing World Studying in the Developed World

Main Library, University of Cape Coast, University Post Office PMB, Cape Coast, GHA, Ghana
Received: 15 April 2014 / Revised: 11 July 2014 / Accepted: 14 August 2014 / Published: 2 September 2014
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Electronic learning platforms are evolving and their evaluation is becoming more complex and challenging with time. Yet, the evaluation of electronic learning services is intrinsically linked to improving the performance of documentation services. In this paper, I describe my perspectives on the design, use and evaluation of an electronic learning platform using a lens of a practitioner from a third world country. I further delineate the challenges and constraints I encountered as a student learning about e-learning platforms and using e-learning platform services at an institution of higher learning in Sweden. In particular, the Ping Pong system at the University of Boras, Sweden, and the electronic print in the Library and Information Science (E-LIS), one of the services from the bulletin board for libraries (BUBL) Link information gateway, will be evaluated. It is anticipated that this experiential evaluation will provide designers of e-learning platforms with insights and strategies for refining the e-learning platform to facilitate teaching activities and promote students’ learning efficiency and satisfaction. View Full-Text
Keywords: E-LIS; Ping Pong; user-centered; services; documentation; Europe E-LIS; Ping Pong; user-centered; services; documentation; Europe
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Adzobu, N.Y.A. Design, Use and Evaluation of E-Learning Platforms: Experiences and Perspectives of a Practitioner from the Developing World Studying in the Developed World. Informatics 2014, 1, 147-159.

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