Title: EVALUATION OF SAUDI EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES

Issue Number: Vol. 2, No. 4
Year of Publication: Oct - 2016
Page Numbers: 141-147
Authors: Sahar A. El_Rahman
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


Website is a software product used by different organizations for marketing and information exchange. It is one of the best technologies for information system applications. Generally, universities have complex websites, which include a collection of many sub-websites related to the different sections of universities. This work employed software tools-based evaluation method and evaluator-based evaluation method to comprehensively evaluate five big university websites in Saudi Arabia that are King Saud University (KSU), King Faisal University (KFU), Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Prince Sultan University (PSU) and Dar Al Uloom University (DAU). The evaluation involves testing sample pages related to the selected universities. This study provides an overview regarding the weakness and strengths of the five Saudi university websites. Where it aims to comprehensively evaluate the five Saudi university websites, using the software tools (WebCHECK and Sitebeam), and point out their weakness and strengths.