Taking the Case: An Evaluation of Digital Case Study Libraries

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Yeong-Tay Sun, Laurian Vega, D. Scott McCrickard, Virginia Tech, United States

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Jun 25, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4


Case study libraries have emerged from the development of educational resource tools as a potent contender due to their accessibility and flexibility in supporting various aspects of a learning curriculum. However, despite their advantages, the effective realization of such a tool presents a number of design challenges in its implementation. This study explores the ability of a collection of such case libraries to support its users, while revealing useful heuristics information derived from design characteristics affecting the usability of each system. Several interesting questions regarding specific deficiencies and usability issues are raised that may warrant additional exploration.


Sun, Y.T., Vega, L. & McCrickard, D.S. (2007). Taking the Case: An Evaluation of Digital Case Study Libraries. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (pp. 813-820). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 27, 2015 from http://www.editlib.org/p/25474.

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