Title: Moodle HEODAR implementation and its implantation in an academic context
Authors: Carlos Munoz, Miguel Angel Conde, Francisco J. Garcia Penalvo
Addresses: Science Faculty, University of Salamanca, Plaza de los caidos s/n 37008 Salamanca, Spain. ' Science Faculty, University of Salamanca, Plaza de los caidos s/n 37008 Salamanca, Spain. ' Science Faculty, University of Salamanca, Plaza de los caidos s/n 37008 Salamanca, Spain
Abstract: One of the most important aspects of a |continuously in change| society is to improve everything everywhere. In order to obtain the best products, they should be periodically evaluated and reengineered. So the evaluation task and of course, the adequate results interpretation, can make all the difference between competitors. E-learning is similar to these products. Different issues can be evaluated to make learning process getting better and better, such as tutors, platform software and contents. In this last issue, it can be included the minimum knowledge unit: the learning object (LO) (De Marcos et al., 2008). There exist different models and methods for LO evaluation. What is pretended with this work is to choose one model and implement a singular tool, in order to automatically evaluate these LOs and produce a set of information, that can be used to improve those LOs. In this case, it is implemented in the evaluation model called HEODAR (Morales et al., 2008a) and after that the model is implanted in Studium, the Moodle campus of Salamanca University.
Keywords: HEODAR implementation; learning objects; learning object evaluation; Moodle; module; agents; JADE; quality; Studium; academic context; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning.
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2010 Vol.2 No.3, pp.241 - 255
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