Key Criteria in Evaluating the Effectiveness of E-learning Platforms: A Checklist Approach

The increasing popularity of E-learning requires establishing an effective system for assessing the efficacy of e-learning platforms by educational institutions.  The evaluation of platforms may present an enormous challenge due to the variety of factors that influence their effectiveness. This paper aims to address this challenge by proposing a criteria-based checklist approach for evaluating the effectiveness of e-learning platforms. It identifies key criteria across different dimensions that should be considered for a systematic and holistic evaluation. The checklist covers criteria under categories such as content quality, engagement tools, feedback mechanism, accessibility, and Inclusivity.

Quality criteria evaluate course material attributes such as accuracy, organization, and interactivity. Engagement Tools assess interactive features that foster community and collaboration. Feedback Mechanisms examine assessment and commentary approaches. Accessibility and Inclusivity criteria promote educational equity by ensuring usability for diverse learners. The multidimensional nature of the checklist allows for a thorough and evidence-based evaluation of e-learning platforms to identify strengths and areas for improvement. The proposed checklist-driven evaluation approach allows a structured yet customizable assessment of e-learning platforms based on priority factors. It enables assigning different weights to criteria based on specific requirement profiles. Regular evaluations using the checklist can help optimize existing platforms and inform upgrade decisions. This research proposes that the suggested comprehensive, criteria-driven framework facilitates well-informed decisions concerning e-learning technology. It seeks to facilitate the strategic adoption of suitable platforms that enhance teaching and learning goals through optimized delivery of engaging online content and experiences. The checklist approach aims to maximize learning outcomes and return on investment from e-learning initiatives.