Is there a Relationship Between National Culture and the Usability of an e-Learning System?
Blessing Adeoye, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This study investigated possible relationships between national culture and the usability of an e-learning system. The theoretical frameworks that were used to guide this study were Hofstede's cultural dimensions, and Nielson's usability attributes. The sample represented the various cultural dimensions being studied, had spent their formative years in their home country, and were not advanced computer user. Three instruments used in this study assisted in collecting information regarding unique aspects of the research study. The study revealed that feminine had higher scores for Learnability Time and Learnability Path, while masculine had higher scores for Satisfaction with Navigation and Satisfaction with General Usage. The study also found that respondents in the Low Uncertainty Avoidance group had higher Memorability Path scores than those in the High Uncertainty Avoidance group.
Adeoye, B. (2007). Is there a Relationship Between National Culture and the Usability of an e-Learning System?. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3-9). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).