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Lessons for (Pedagogic) Usability of eLearning Systems
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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The usability of an eLearning system is a key feature for its success. This paper describes several aspects of the usability evaluation of the user-adaptive eLearning system ActiveMath to exemplify how usability engineering techniques can be applied to and adapted for an eLearning system and what the particularities of an eLearning system compared with a 'conventional' application are. Topics tackled in the usability evaluation include the presentation and manipulation of the user model, the implementation of support systems and the design of on screen texts. The benefits of an iterative approach to system design and of a close collaboration of developers, usability engineers and interface designers who bring their expertise in diverse fields are described.

Citation

Melis, E., Weber, M. & Andrès, E. (2003). Lessons for (Pedagogic) Usability of eLearning Systems. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 281-284). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 12, 2022 from .

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