User Preferences for Web-Based Module Design Layout and Design Impact on Information Recall Considering Age
IJDET Volume 13, Number 4, ISSN 1539-3100 Publisher: IGI Global
Research in design of Web-based modules should incorporate aging as an important factor given the diversity of the current workforce. This work aims to understand how Web-Based Learning modules can be designed to accommodate young (25-35 years) as well as older (55-65 years) users by: (1) identifying how information sources (instructor video, banners, and PowerPoint slides) within a Web-based module impact user information recall; and (2) distinguishing if there are any module layout preferences based on module content, participant gender, and age group. The results from the study show that information recall significantly varied based on age group and Web-based module content, and provide empirical evidence to suggest a general preference for placing the video in the left-upper corner of a Web module screen.
Pomales-García, C. & Rivera-Nivar, M. (2015). User Preferences for Web-Based Module Design Layout and Design Impact on Information Recall Considering Age. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 13(4), 62-79. IGI Global.