An interactive rubric for evaluating eLearning tools

This rubric has been designed for instructors and staff as a formative tool to evaluate eLearning tools in higher education. eLearning tools are defined as any digital technology, mediated through the use of a computing device, deliberately selected to support student learning. The rubric supports a multi-dimensional evaluation of functional, technical, and pedagogical aspects of eLearning Tools.

The Rubric for E-Learning Tool Evaluation offers educators a framework, with criteria and levels of achievement, to assess the suitability of an e-learning tool for their learners’ needs and for their own learning outcomes and classroom context. The Rubric Categories addresses: (1) Functionality, (2) Accessibility, (3) Technical aspect, (4) Mobile Design, (5) Privacy, Data Protection, and Rights, (6) Social Presence, (7) Teaching Presence and (8) Cognitive Presence.

In this course learners will evaluate technologies for their appropriate fit to a course’s learning outcomes and classroom contexts. Rubric uses the standard design components of other analytical rubrics: categories, criteria, standards, and descriptors. Each of eight categories has a specific set of characteristics, or criteria, against which e-learning tools are evaluated, and each criterion is assessed against three standards: works well, minor concerns, or serious concerns. Finally, the rubric offers individual descriptions of the qualities an e-learning tool must have to achieve a standard.

Provided ByCentre for Teaching and Learning, Western University
Type of providerHE Institution
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