Evaluation of educational websites to support Primary and High school in Portugal.

Publication TypeConference Paper
Año de publicación2016
AuthorsSantos, AM
Nombre de la Conferencia4th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM '16)
KeywordsEvaluation of educational websites

This study aims to evaluate the quality of educational websites
focused on learning support of two degrees of education, Primary
School and the High school. To develop this analysis was used a
Model of Evaluation of the Quality of Educational Websites
(EQEWS). This Model divided into Functional Aspects, with five
criteria: Authority, Update, Usability, Accessibility and
Communication; and in Technical and Aesthetic Aspects, with
five criteria: Graphic Design and Multimedia Quality, Content,
Navigation, Speed of Access and Interaction. This model of
evaluation applied to 57 websites, according to the Likert scale of
0 to 4. The data subjected to statistical analysis with the support
of computer calculation tool SPSS, version 23. Through this
exploratory study concluded that educational websites that had
better ranking with higher average values were affected by High
School Websites. We conclude that the creators of these resources
aren’t conscience of the importance to assess their resources from
heuristics evaluation, even before putting them on the Internet. It
was noted the failure of the functional and technical requirements
for who conceives, publishes and maintains their content online,
often for lack of knowledge in handling these new technologies.