Evaluating the practices in the e-learning platform from the perspective of knowledge management

I. Chin Wu, Wen Shan Chen

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Abstract

A growing number of higher education institutions have adopted asynchronous and synchronous Web-based learning platforms to improve students' learning efficiency and increase learning satisfaction. To understand how students use e-learning platforms and what the implications are, we conducted an empirical study of the iCAN e-learning platform, which has been widely used in Fu-Jen Catholic University. We use the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), a multi-criteria evaluation approach, to compare five practices of the teaching platform. We designed a questionnaire to measure learners' perception of the e-learning platform based on the theory of knowledge transforming process in knowledge management. Accordingly, the model considers functioning and objectivity in terms of the following three dimensions of learning effectiveness:individual learning, group sharing and learning performance. Twelve criteria with twelve evaluation items were used to investigate the effectiveness of the five practices. We also evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of the functions based on the types of courses in the iCan platform. We expect that the empirical evaluation results will provide teachers with suggestions and guidelines for using the e-learning platform effectively to facilitate their teaching activities and promote students' learning efficiency and satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen and Social Technologies for Networked Learning - IFIPWG3.4 International Conference,OST2012, Revised Selected Papers
Pages81-90
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 30
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP WG 3.4 International Conference on Open and Social Technologies, OST 2012 - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 2012 Jul 302012 Aug 3

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume395
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

ConferenceIFIP WG 3.4 International Conference on Open and Social Technologies, OST 2012
CountryEstonia
CityTallinn
Period12/7/3012/8/3

Keywords

  • Analytic hierarchy process
  • E-learning platform
  • Knowledge management practices
  • Learning analytics and modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Wu, I. C., & Chen, W. S. (2013). Evaluating the practices in the e-learning platform from the perspective of knowledge management. In Open and Social Technologies for Networked Learning - IFIPWG3.4 International Conference,OST2012, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 81-90). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 395). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37285-8_9