Challenges of Malaysian Developers in Creating Good Interfaces for Interactive Courseware
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Volume 9, Number 1, ISSN 1303-6521
There are many reasons why interface design for interactive courseware fails to support quality of learning experiences. The causes such as the level of interactivity, the availability of the interfaces to interact with the end users and a lack of deep knowledge about the role of interface design by the designers in the development process are most acknowledged. Related to this, as a creator for the interactive courseware, generally the developers expect the resources that they produced are effective, accurate and robust. However, rarely do the developers have the opportunity to create good interfaces with the emphasis on time consuming, money and skill. Thus, some challenges faced by them in the interface design development can't be underestimated as well. Therefore, their perspective of the interactive courseware is important to ensure the material and also the features of the interactive courseware can facilitate teaching and learning activity. With this context in mind, this paper highlights the challenges faced by the Malaysian developer from the ten face-to-face interview data gathered. It discusses from the Malaysian developer's perspectives what was involved in the development of interface design for interactive courseware for the "Smart School Project." Particularly, in creating such great interfaces, the highlights challenges will present within the constraints of time, curriculum demand, and competencies of the development team.
Kamaruddin, N. (2010). Challenges of Malaysian Developers in Creating Good Interfaces for Interactive Courseware. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 9(1), 37-42.