A Study on an Educational Software’s Usability Due To Its Interaction Structure
Selcuk Ozdemir, Gazi University, Turkey
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The research aims to find out whether a learner can use the menus of the Vitamin courseware efficiently and easily to complete complex tasks while navigating within and between the topics of the Unit Cell and Tissues. The efficiency and ease of use of the usability concept will be the focus points of this study. Six students joined to the study at the age 11 and the Grade Level 6 at Bilim Koleji in Ankara. Each user tried to complete seven tasks. The needed data for the study were collected measuring each users’ interaction duration with the application and the interviews done at the end of the each session. The measured time and the interviews with the students show that the interaction structure of the software has some usability problems preventing the users from efficient and easy use.
Ozdemir, S. (2008). A Study on an Educational Software’s Usability Due To Its Interaction Structure. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1459-1471). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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