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Verification and Validation of Digital Resources

Verification and validation of digital resources are critical in determining the quality and utility of educational tools. As parts of the process of creating new digital resources or as methods for evaluation and selection of existing resources, effective verification and validation focus efforts and document results toward appropriate use of carefully vetted tools. The Institute of Electronic and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology defines verification as a process to evaluate a system (or system components) to determine whether it satisfies the conditions imposed at the start of the development phase. In other words, does the system or component meet the stipulated specifications of the original design or specifications set at the previous phase(s) of a process? Validation is defined as a ...

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