Evaluating Asynchronous and Synchronous Distance Learning Platform in a High School

S. Manitsaris, S. Pavlidis, and E. Bompoli (Greece)


LMS, High School, data analysis, Internet, Multimedia


ICT can play significant role in the educational process as they bring important changes to the traditional way of teaching, using multimedia and internet technology. This paper presents the evaluation of the application of a Learning Management System, called ASDL (Asynchronous & Synchronous Distance Learning), in Greek private high-schools. ASDL was mainly implemented to be used by students. Pupils are called to use and evaluate such a system for their first time. Studying the questionnaires helped us to export useful conclusions about the pupil’s available material infrastructure at home and the way they appreciated the system. Pupils were between 12 and 15 years old. The questionnaires have been integrated in an explicative “story” due to the particular age of the pupils. This method was a better way, in comparison to the traditional questionnaires, to express more clear and comprehensible questions and to get safer answers. It is concluded, through the data analysis and our experience that the participation in this project and the use of ASDL really appreciated and helped pupils. Nevertheless, approximately four out of five pupils could systematically meet asynchronous communication requirements and less than one out of three could participate to synchronous distance learning.

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