Work in progress: Evaluation of an online education portal from the user's perspective: An empirical investigation of a photovoltaics (PV) engineering learning portal, pveducation.org

Refika Koseler, Susan Shapcott, Katherine G. Nelson, Jenefer Husman

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Abstract

In the last couple of decades, Photovoltaic (PV) solar systems have captured a lot of interest as a clean, renewable energy option. As a result, PV engineering has become an emerging field in engineering education. In order to meet increased learning requirements, new learning resources, an effective curriculum and proper assessment are needed. Pveducation.org is one of the discipline's oldest learning resources, providing PV content for photovoltaic professionals. The purpose of this paper is (1) evaluating the effectiveness of the pveducation.org learning portal from the user's perspective, and (2) find a relationship between the effectiveness of the website and user's learning gains. This study will conduct a systematic assessment of educational technology by using statistical techniques and data collected through a survey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSoaring to New Heights in Engineering Education, FIE 2012 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2012Oct 6 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period10/3/1210/6/12

Keywords

  • PV Engineering Education
  • learning portal effectiveness evaluation
  • survey development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Koseler, R., Shapcott, S., Nelson, K. G., & Husman, J. (2012). Work in progress: Evaluation of an online education portal from the user's perspective: An empirical investigation of a photovoltaics (PV) engineering learning portal, pveducation.org. In 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference: Soaring to New Heights in Engineering Education, FIE 2012 - Proceedings [6462492] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462492