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An E valuation of the Usability and Interactivity of e-Learning Platforms Used In Kenyan Universities
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, JKUAT, Kenya ; , Strathmore Business School, Kenya

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Kenyan universities have implemented elearning technologies but students have different perceptions in regard to usability and interactivity of these platforms. Our research took a case study of Kenyan universities. The objectives of this research was to evaluate the students’ usability and interactivity perceptions on both Moodle and WebCT elearning platforms and to also develop a framework to change the student's perception and encourage student's acceptance making the system more appealing to them. In this research Software Usability Measurement Inventory (SUMI) an evaluation method was used to evaluate usability perception. SUMI has been used because it approaches the evaluation from the end users’ perspective. To evaluate interactivity, the research used Interactivity parameters like read, listen and watch, response-practise and feedback, create and generate a forum, as well as real time communication.

Citation

Odhiambo, O. & Acosta, F.R. (2009). An E valuation of the Usability and Interactivity of e-Learning Platforms Used In Kenyan Universities. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1016-1025). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 22, 2019 from .

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