ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999

Criteria for evaluating internet tutorials in speech communication sciences

Chris Bowerman, Anders Eriksson, Mark Huckvale, Mike Rosner, Mark Tatham, Maria Wolters

The Computer Aided Learning (CAL) working group of the SOCRATES thematic network in Speech Communication Science have studied how the Internet is being used and could be used for the provision of self-study materials for education. In this paper we follow up previous recommendations for the design of Internet tutorials with recommendations for their evaluation. The paper proposes that evaluation should be seen as a necessary quality assurance mechanism operating within the life-cycle of CAL materials development. We propose a structured set of criteria for evaluation, based on the features of good tutorials, against which a tutorial might be judged. Since evaluation against fixed criteria is only one possible approach, we outline how evaluation could also be performed by student users and in controlled trials.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-473

Cite as: Bowerman, C., Eriksson, A., Huckvale, M., Rosner, M., Tatham, M., Wolters, M. (1999) Criteria for evaluating internet tutorials in speech communication sciences. Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999), 2455-2458, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-473

@inproceedings{bowerman99_eurospeech,
  author={Chris Bowerman and Anders Eriksson and Mark Huckvale and Mike Rosner and Mark Tatham and Maria Wolters},
  title={{Criteria for evaluating internet tutorials in speech communication sciences}},
  year=1999,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999)},
  pages={2455--2458},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-473}
}