Accessibility evaluation of chats and forums in e-learning environments

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dc.contributor.author Calvo, Rocío
dc.contributor.author Iglesias, Beatriz
dc.contributor.author Gil, Almudena
dc.contributor.author Iglesias, Ana
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-08T12:47:19Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-08T12:47:19Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07-22
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science & Computer Engineering (FECS 2013): WORLDCOMP'13, July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada (USA). USA: CSREA Press, 2013, pp. 133-139.
dc.identifier.isbn 1-60132-243-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/19827
dc.description Proceedings of: 2013 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science & Computer Engineering (FECS'13): WORLDCOMP'13, July 22-25, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
dc.description.abstract Collaborative learning is useful for students in their learning process. Nowadays, most e-learning systems include Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) tools like chats and forums; however, are they accessible for everybody? This paper presents a heuristic evaluation of accessibility of two CSCL tools (chat and forum) in four web-based, open-source Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS): Moodle, ATutor, dotLRN and Claroline. The evaluation results show that the CSCL tools evaluated present accessibility barriers which are a handicap for many students who want to use the LCMSs Moreover, some recommendations are offered in order to improve the accessibility of the evaluated tools. Considering these recommendations in the development of the evaluated tools, all students could participate actively in the collaborative tasks proposed by teachers
dc.description.sponsorship This research work has been supported by the Regional Government of Madrid under the Research Network MA2VICMR (S2009/TIC-1542) and by the Spanish Ministry of Economy under the project MULTIMEDICA (TIN2010-20644-C03-01)
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher CSREA Press
dc.rights © CSREA Press
dc.subject.other Accesibility
dc.subject.other Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Tools
dc.subject.other Chats
dc.subject.other Forums
dc.subject.other Learning content management systems (LCMSs)
dc.title Accessibility evaluation of chats and forums in e-learning environments
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.type conferenceObject
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dc.relation.publisherversion http://worldcomp-proceedings.com/proc/proc2013/fecs.html
dc.subject.eciencia Informática
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2009/TIC-1542/MA2VICMR
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dc.relation.eventdate July 7-22, 2013
dc.relation.eventplace Las Vegas (Nevada, USA)
dc.relation.eventtitle FECS'13: The 2013 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering
dc.relation.eventtitle WORLDCOMP'13: The 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
dc.relation.eventtype proceeding
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 133
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 139
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science & Computer Engineering (FECS 2013)
dc.identifier.uxxi CC/0000021591
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