Design and Validation of MAPS for Educators: A Performance Support System to Guide Media Selection for Lesson Design
Performance Improvement Quarterly Volume 26, Number 1, ISSN 0898-5952
The importance of adopting technology-supported performance systems for on-the-job learning and training is well-recognized in a networked economy. In this study, we present a performance support system (PSS) designed to support technology integration for lesson design. The goal is to support educators in the development of appropriate and effective technology integration strategies for learning and training events. The system is based on the PSS design architecture created by Hung and Chao (2007) called Matrix-Aided Performance System (MAPS). MAPS was created to minimize navigational confusion and enhance users' comprehension and synthesis of information gathered from the PSS. Fifteen educators and instructional technologists were invited to evaluate the system's readiness as well as to identify potential practical constraints that might hinder its use in a real-world setting. Findings from a perception survey and focus group interviews confirm the beneficial effects of the unified interface on navigation and orientation of content materials. Feedback provided by participants to improve the system interaction and functionality are also reported to further validate the design architecture of MAPS. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
Hung, W.C. & Kalota, F. (2013). Design and Validation of MAPS for Educators: A Performance Support System to Guide Media Selection for Lesson Design. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 26(1), 81-99.