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Evaluation as Impetus for Innovations in E-learning – Applying Personas to the Design of Community Functions

The necessary intertwining between the evaluation on the one hand and the implementation of e-learning environments on the other hand is often hampered by organizational settings and political conditions. A possible solution for bridging the gap between evaluative processes of quality assurance and the creative activity of design is the Personas approach. These fictional, but data-based user archetypes serve as a foil to embed the needs of different user groups in the design process.  Based on findings from evaluation research and experiences gained through a case study, the article incorporates the Personas method into an overall model of quality assurance for the design of educational web-portals. The transferability of the personas approach into other e-learning related settings is critically discussed.

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