Evaluation of Online Higher Education

Learning, Interaction and Technology

  • Ana Balula
  • António Moreira

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ana Balula, António Moreira
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ana Balula, António Moreira
    Pages 45-70
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 71-93

About this book


The work presents a theoretical framework for the evaluation of e-Teaching that aims at positioning the online activities designed and developed by the teacher as to the Learning, Interaction and Technology Dimensions.

The theoretical research that underlies the study was developed reflecting current thinking on the promotion of quality of teaching and of the integration of information and communication tools into the curriculum in Higher Education (HE), i.e., bearing in mind some European guidelines and policies on this subject. This way, an answer was sought to be given to one of the aims put forward in this study, namely to contribute towards the development of a conceptual framework to support research on evaluation of e-teaching in the context of HE. Based on the theoretical research carried out, an evaluation tool (SCAI) was designed, which integrates the two questionnaires developed to collect the teachers' and the students' perceptions regarding the development of e-activities. Consequently, an empirical study was structured and carried out, allowing SCAI tool to be tested and validated in real cases. From the comparison of the theoretical framework established and the analysis of the data obtained, we found that the differences in teaching should be valued and seen as assets by HE institutions rather than annihilated in a globalizing perspective.


Communication Tools in Higher Education E-Teaching E-Teaching Evaluation ICT in Higher Education Learning, Interaction, and Technology Online Higher Education

Authors and affiliations

  • Ana Balula
    • 1
  • António Moreira
    • 2
  1. 1.Águeda School of Technology and Management - University of AveiroÁguedaPortugal
  2. 2.University of AveiroAveiroPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05424-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05425-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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