Using Developmental Research To Design, Develop, and Evaluate an Urban Education Portal
Lorraine Sherry, RMC Research Corporation, United States ; Simone Conceição, U. Wisconsin Milwaukee, United States ; David Gibson, National Institute for Community Innovations, United States
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Volume ISSN 1093-023X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The Teacher Education Network (TEN) PT3 Catalyst Grant, in conjunction with its partner, the Urban Network to Improve Teacher Education (UNITE), created an Urban Education Portal for its members that provided interactive and personalized access to a variety of digital resources and tools. The process used to create the portal and manage the digital resources is presented, using Richey and Nelson’s (1996) Type I developmental research as the conceptual framework. A general analysis of the design, development, and evaluation process is followed by the results of two rounds of usability testing by typical users.
Sherry, L., Conceição, S. & Gibson, D. (1997). Using Developmental Research To Design, Develop, and Evaluate an Urban Education Portal. Journal of Interactive Learning Research. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).