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Title: User-driven development of an inquiry-based learning platform: Formative evaluations in weSPOT
Authors: Bedek, Michael
Firssova, Olga
Stefanova, Eliza
Prinsen, Fleur
Chaimala, Foteini
Keywords: Inquiry-based learning
Qualitative Evaluation
Cognitive Walkthrough
Issue Date: 27-Apr-2015
Citation: Bedek, M. A., Firssova, O., Stefanova, E., Prinsen, F., & Chaimala, F. (2015). User-driven development of an inquiry-based learning platform: Formative evaluations in weSPOT. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal - IxD&A, 23, 122-139.
Abstract: This paper describes the formative evaluation activities that were designed and implemented during the development of the weSPOT inquiry based learning platform. With the ambition to provide a platform that supports a broad range of inquiry activities in accordance with end-users needs, an agile software development approach was followed as a process of co-design between practitioners, researchers and developers. The paper focuses on the design of end-user centric evaluation activities for fully exploiting the potential of agile development. A detailed overview of several case studies is presented to demonstrate how implementing a continuous evaluation cycle allowed to pinpoint and help resolve arising issues in a process of collaboration between technology development and pedagogy.
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