Service quality of Early Childhood Education web portals in Finnish municipalities

  • Eija Koskivaara
  • Päivi Pihlaja
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 252)


Increasing number of governmental organizations have transformed material on their web sites as a way of providing users with information about their products and services. In this paper, we apply Yang et al (2005) instrument for analyzing municipal early childhood education (ECE) web sites in Finland. The objective of the study was to find out the quality of ECE web portals as well as to give hints to improve their value from users’ point of view. In general the five dimensions, usability, usefulness of content, adequacy of information, accessibility, and interaction, of the Yang et al model seems to be applicable also in the early childhood education environment.


Service Quality Early Childhood Education Preschool Education Main Page Case Municipality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eija Koskivaara
    • 1
  • Päivi Pihlaja
    • 2
  1. 1.Information System ScienceTurku School of EconomicsTurkuFinland
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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