[J21] N.M. Avouris, N. Tselios, E.C. Tatakis DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A COMPUTER-BASED LABORATORY TEACHING TOOL, Journal Computer Applications in Engineering Education, vol. 9 (1), pp. 8-19, March 2001. (pdf)
Effective evaluation of educational software is a key issue for successful introduction of advanced tools in the curriculum. This paper focuses on our experience of developing and evaluating a tool for computer-assisted teaching of engineering laboratory courses. Various categories of educational software that can be used for laboratory courses are described. An example of such experimental system is also provided. Finally issues and techniques relating with usability evaluation of instructional software are described with examples of application of these techniques during the design and experimental use of electrical-machines laboratory educational software.
Computer-based teaching, laboratory course, educational software evaluation, software usability, heuristic evaluation.