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Investigating User Requirements: Design of Computer-based Anatomy Learning Modules for Multiple User Groups PROCEEDINGS

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World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

User data and contextual information about anatomy education was employed to guide efficient and effective design of learning applications. The research focused on designing educational software to provide students and teachers different anatomy learning modules corresponding to key topics for coursework and professional training. The data collection emphasized user perspective, experience, and demands in anatomy learning. Collective data were sorted and analyzed using multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis. The learning modules' design encompasses both unified core-components required by all users and specific features demanded by some subgroups. This study begins to fill an important void by describing how user requirements were systematically collected and analyzed and then transformed into guidelines informing the iterative design of multiple learning modules. A powerful instrument to design and polish the content and user interface is demonstrated in this study.

Citation

Walker, D., Skov, N., Berger, C., Athey, B. & Lee, W.Y. (2002). Investigating User Requirements: Design of Computer-based Anatomy Learning Modules for Multiple User Groups. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2002 (pp. 1108-1109). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.


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