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A Qualitative Assessment of Educational Software

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Volume 36 - Number 11
Year of Publication: 2011
Authors:
Vandana Bagla
Anjana Gupta
Deepika Kukreja
10.5120/4531-6387

Vandana Bagla, Anjana Gupta and Deepika Kukreja. Article: A Qualitative Assessment of Educational Software. International Journal of Computer Applications 36(11):1-7, December 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Vandana Bagla and Anjana Gupta and Deepika Kukreja},
	title = {Article: A Qualitative Assessment of Educational Software},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {36},
	number = {11},
	pages = {1-7},
	month = {December},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

With the ever-growing number of choices of educational software for children scholastic programs, the task of choosing software can be a nerve-wracking one. As computer use becomes more substantial in home and classroom learning, the selection of software endeavors even more importance. The key aspects for providing a better learning experience lies in choosing software that successfully combines education and entertainment. This article inspects the prerequisite of children's software evaluation in the light of dynamic nature of edutainment perspective. To obtain empirical evidence of pupils’ performance, choosing software can be productive, if it accede a set of well accomplished criteria. Key issues are discussed such as the ways to evaluate the appropriateness of software for children and the most efficient means of utilizing this information. This paper utilizes Rank Order Centroid (ROC) Methodology as well as Ratio Method to confront the concerns raised by academics, instructional designers and faculty administration about the teaching/learning software delivered via Information Technologies. The employed methodology utilizes systematic approach to gauge and ultimately select the most suitable software. The factors considered here scout Technical as well as Non-Technical aspects of the problem.

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