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Usability Evaluation of a Moodle based Learning Management System PROCEEDINGS

, , Kocaeli University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Natural and Applied Science Institute, Turkey ; , Kocaeli University, Human Computer Interaction Laboratory, Turkey

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Currently many institutions have begun to use learning management systems (LMS) Usability evaluation of these systems is essential since usability problems will affect the acceptance of them and can affect the quality of education. In this study, the usability of a LMS - Moodle, adopted by Kocaeli University, was evaluated based on the perceptions of 413 students. A questionnaire was applied to determine the usability problems under the categories of learnability, efficiency, memorability, errors and satisfaction of the system. The data was analyzed with descriptive statistics. The results revealed that students are not satisfied with the system especially with the aesthetic features of it. On the other hand, the system provides error prevention and is found to be more efficient and memorable. On the basis of these results, the aesthetic features of the system need to be improved and informational cues should be added to its interface.

Citation

Senol, L., Gecili, H. & Onay Durdu, P. (2014). Usability Evaluation of a Moodle based Learning Management System. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 850-858). Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 14, 2018 from .

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