The NEScore provides standards for developing new e-learning modules as well as evaluating existing modules.
E-learning modules are short, interactive digital learning objects designed for knowledge development and mastery of competencies. They focus on a few specific objectives in 10-15 minutes, with multimedia content and interactive elements. Students interact with e-module content at their own pace and in their own time. The NEscore e-learning scorecard is an evidence-based design and evaluation tool for educators and instructional designers with varying levels of instructional expertise. The scorecard provides standards for development of an e-learning module, as well as for the evaluation of existing modules. While research provides an abundance of evidence regarding the quality measures for online courses, a deficit remains related to tools for the design and evaluation of quality factors specifically associated with the learning objects identified as e-learning modules.
Tammy Webster is Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Alissa Fial is Research and Instruction Services Librarian at Marquette University.
Peggy Moore is Director of E-Learning and Assistant Professor in the College of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Shireen Rajaram is Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Ron Shope is Adjunct Professor in the College of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
H. Dele Davies is Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
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