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Applying controlled usability-testing technology to investigate learning behaviours of users interacting with e-learning tutorials
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 2512–2521
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to suggest innovative ways of using the facilities in usability-testing laboratories to find out more about the learning processes and behaviours of users interacting with e-learning applications. The...
An Action Research Approach to the Design, Development and Evaluation of an Interactive E-Learning Tutorial in a Cognitive Domain
Journal of Information Technology Education: Research Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2007) pp. 455–479
The teaching and learning of a complex section in Theoretical Computer Science 1 in a distanceeducation context at the University of South Africa (UNISA) has been enhanced by a supplementary e-learning application called Relations, which...
Toward ICT Integration in the Science Classroom: A Comparative Study of Cases in Lesotho and South Africa
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3175–3182
This comparative study into the integration of technology into teaching and learning, examines cases of computer use and e-learning in Science classrooms in two Southern African states, namely, South Africa (SA) and the Kingdom of Lesotho. Twenty...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1959–1968
This paper reports on the findings of mixed-methods action research, whereby an interactive electronic framework named e-SEAT (electronically Selecting and Evaluating e-Assessment Tools) was developed to assist academics in making informed choices...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 3315–3321
: Technology is playing a part in the struggle against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Edu-Touch is a multi-media HIV/AIDS-awareness and health-care training system designed for indigenous people and operated by touch-technology. This paper records an...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 906–913
With rapid advances in information and communication technology, e-learning is playing a major role in education and training. Aspects of usability, as well as learning issues, need to be considered in the development and evaluation of e-learning...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (Oct 09, 2012) pp. 545–555
An interactive e-learning tutorial, Relations, was designed for a module in Theoretical Computer Science at a distance-education university. In innovative research, usability-testing technology was employed to investigate the learning behaviours and ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 1855–1864
The use of web-based learning (WBL) environments in higher-education institutions is escalating, with a need for more. Ideally, the design and development of WBL should be done by a multi-skilled professional team. However, resources are scarce,...
Visualization of Real-World Data: Supporting Insurance brokers in the Process of Information Visualization
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3264–3269
This study considers the development and use of RoutePlanner, which is a model for the visualization process to transform raw data in a data warehouse into required insight, specifically in the domain of insurance brokerage. Each professional...
A framework for usability evaluation of an offline e-learning tutorial and its application in usability testing
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1097–1105
The design of e-learning environments should take into account principles of learning and principles of usability. To achieve this, e-learning applications should undergo usability evaluation and subsequent refinement. The main objectives of this...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1664–1673
This research investigates progress in the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into curriculum-based teaching and learning in the Lesotho high school science classroom, with the aim of establishing how effective e-learning...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 60, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 287–305
Formative development method (FODEM) is a multithreaded design approach that was originated to support the design and development of various types of educational technology innovations, such as learning tools, and online study programmes. The...
Optimising the effectiveness of questionnaire surveys for usability evaluation of offline e-learning tutorials
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) pp. 387–394
Usability of e-learning environments should be based on an interaction design that promotes ease of learning and offers meaningful engagement with the content. To achieve this, their design should take into account principles of learning and of...