Volume 6, 2018: Issue 1

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Assessing the effectiveness of IPTEACES e-learning framework in higher education: Fundação Dom Cabral - a Brazilian perspective


Nuno Pena, Lisboa School of Economics and Management, Portugal

Paula Simões, Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil

Lília Mascarenhas, Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil

Flávia Alvim, Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil


E-learning’s quality has become an issue of increasing importance in both researchers’ and practitioners’ communities. Involvement, Preparation, Transmission, Exemplification, Application, Connection, Evaluation and Simulation (IPTEACES) is an e-learning framework, primarily developed through a pedagogical benchmarking. It addresses an assorted social-demography and geographically dispersed variety of attendees. Fundacão Dom Cabral (FDC) is a prestigious Brazilian business school with international standards and procedures. This study reports the application of the IPTEACES e-learning framework in higher education in Fundação Dom Cabral’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. An experiment has been put into place to measure ‘quality’ through the assessment of the effectiveness of the e-learning program using IPTEACES e-learning framework, and more specifically, (i) to evaluate how the IPTEACES e-learning framework can promote students’ learning; (ii) to assess its effectiveness and determine specific quality improvement measures’; and (iii) to evaluate how the IPTEACES e-learning framework enhances organizational learning approach for enhanced knowledge sharing. Qualitative and quantitative techniques were utilized to collect the data to address the research questions proposed in this study. Results showed that the application of the IPTEACES e-Learning framework to this new course has reached high effectiveness.


E-learning, quality improvement, effectiveness assessment of knowledge sharing programs, IPTEACES e-learning framework, instructional design, program learning effectiveness




Research paper


The Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management (OJAKM), ISSN: 2325-4688


International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management (IIAKM)


19 Nov 2018