Usability and Learning: A Framework for Evaluation of Web-Based e-Learning Applications
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Ssemugabi, S. & De Villiers, R. (2007). Usability and Learning: A Framework for Evaluation of Web-Based e-Learning Applications. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 906-913). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2007
June 25, 2007
Craig Montgomerie & Jane Seale
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With rapid advances in information and communication technology, e-learning is playing a major role in education and training. Aspects of usability, as well as learning issues, need to be considered in the development and evaluation of e-learning applications. This paper proposes a framework for evaluation of web-based e-learning applications that narrows the gap between the fields of educational computing and Human Computer Interaction. A literature study was undertaken to synthesise the framework, which comprises three categories – general interface design, web-site specific design, and instructional design. The categories contain sets of criteria and subcriteria that relate to aspects of learning and usability. In an evaluation study, a learner-survey was conducted of a course website, Info3Net, to determine the effectiveness of the evaluation framework. The criteria served well in identifying deficiencies in the application with regard to its usability and support for learning.
- Educational Technology
- Instructional Design
- Human Computer Interaction
- Information Communication Technologies
- Architecting Usability Properties in the E-Learning Instructional Design Process
- Usability Evaluation of Web-Based Learning System
- Are Pretty Interfaces Worth the Time? The Effects of User Interface Types on Web-Based Instruction
- Instructional Design by Novice Designers: Two Empirical Studies
- A Study of Users’ Perceptions Toward E-Learning Courseware Usability
- Usability and Instructional Design Heuristics for E-Learning Evaluation
- Usage Analysis in Learning Systems
- On-line Learning Courses: A review and usability attributes
- Learning Objects in Context
- Stepping up the Ladder - Competence Development Through E-Learning?!
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