Evaluating a Personal Learning Environment for Digital Storytelling

Nikolaos Marianos, Madalina Ungur and Nikos Manouselis
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The evaluation of flexible and personal learning environments is extremely challenging. It should not be limited to the assessment of products, but should address the quality of educative experience with close monitoring. The evaluation of a PLE using digital storytelling is even more complicated, due to the unpredictability of the usage scenarios. This paper presents an evaluation methodology for PLEs using digital storytelling, using a participatory design approach. The results from an open validation trial indicate that this methodology is able to incorporate all necessary factors and that the selected evaluation tools are appropriate for addressing the quality of educative experience.

keywords: PLE, Digital Storytelling, Participatory Design, Learning Object, Story Frameworks, Educational Scenarios, Evaluation


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