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Chapter 1: e-Learning Content Analysis & Design

Chapter 2: 
Instructional Design Methodology  

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Chapter 2.3 - Authentication and Quality Assurance of e-Conent

One of the important systems of communication of knowledge, in recent times, has been through web casting and its delivery through internet and now it is likely to be through broadband. One is able to see on the website whatever is hosted by the information/knowledge providers. However, it is very difficult to ascertain the authenticity and correctness of information. It the case of the print medium there is a system of review by the peer group and publication of the same in journals and newspapers. But in the case of website, no such system seems to have been evolved so far the issue assumes greater significance when one is web casting educational material. The corrections, authenticity and the quality of the material have to be necessarily assured so as to provide authentic knowledge, information to students, teachers, and general readers. At present there is a system of quality assurance for institution and programmes studies, and to some extent syllabus and syllabus transaction under the programmes of studies. There is a system of preview for films, documentaries educational programmes. But there is no system of quality assurance of content which is being made available on the website form the point of view of educational effectiveness standards. With the use of technology application of instructional design has expanded. The educational effectiveness standards models while taking care the principles of instructional design and digital library data tagging is focusing the quality of content through the system authenticity and correctness of information and on the expected learning outcome. It also attempt to measure quality by assuring certain weightage to well define input and output oriented parameter. These parameters related to six criteria reference.

  1. Ability to process the information and to report.
  2. Ability to critically evaluate the information and make comments.
  3. Ability to solve the problem
  4. Ability to apply the knowledge to real life situation
  5. Ability to relate the subject/problem in large and global content so as to see full the implications of the issue
  6. Ability to develop a world view which helps the development of mankind


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