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Evaluating e-Learning

It could and perhaps should be argued that the design, implementation and evaluation of e-Learning is essentially no different from any other form of learning and many of the evaluation methods and tools described elsewhere on this website apply equally well to e-Learning.

The technolgies and approaches that consitiutes e-Learning are varied, often blended with 'traditional' approaches and no two cases are quite the same. So it is difficult to provide a single approach to evaluating impact.

There are however some additional considerations and it is all too easy to be swept along by the technology and lose sight of what we already know as good practice, failing to translate it into this new environment and some resources and guidelines have been developed specifically for evaluating e-Learning: