Learning Management Systems Learnability: Requirements from Learning Theories
Said Hadjerrouit, Agder University College, Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, Norway
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Interest in the learnability of online educational software has grown in the last few years, in particular with the advent of Web-based Learning Management Systems (LMSs). Despite this, much of the design of online educational software is still carried out without a true understanding of learnability issues. This paper starts with reviewing the learnability definitions in the field of Computer-Human Interaction (HCI). From these definitions it concludes that the learnability of online educational software cannot be approached as a conventional task that can be solved with techniques developed by Human-Computer Interaction. To tackle the learnability of online educational software it must be directly related to human learning. This paper outlines a learnability model based on learning theories and applies it to the LMS ClassFronter used at Agder University College.
Hadjerrouit, S. (2005). Learning Management Systems Learnability: Requirements from Learning Theories. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 966-971). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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