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Usability assessment of educational software by students: Case of Ọpón-Ìmọ̀ in Osun State, Nigeria
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, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

IJEDICT Volume 12, Number 2, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies

Abstract

This study investigated usability of educational software: case of Ọpón-Ìmọ̀ in Osun state, Nigeria. Specifically, the study investigated influences of gender and school locations on students’ evaluation of Ọpón-Ìmọ̀ based on selected usability parameters. 701 students were selected from six secondary schools across the three Senatorial districts of the state. A researcher-developed instrument: Educational Software Usability Assessment Questionnaire (ESUAQ) was used for data collection. Using Pearsons Product Moment Correlation statistics, the instrument yielded reliability value of 0.87. t-test and ANOVA were used to test hypotheses one to five and six to ten respectively. Scheffe’s post-hoc test was used to locate the direction of difference established in ANOVA. The study revealed that gender and school location had no significant influence on students’ satisfaction with Ọpón-Ìmọ̀ (t (666) = 1.21, p>.05., F (2, 665) = 0.436, p>0.05); efficiency (t (666) = 0.68, p>.05, F (2, 665) = 2.420, p>0.05); retentiveness (t (666) = 1.22, p>.05, F (2, 665) = 2.792, p>0.05) and error prevention (t (666) = 0.15, p>.05,). School location had significant influence on learnability of the software, F (2, 665) = 10.87, p<0.05. The study recommends that Osun state government may take into account students’ location when teaching them how to use the software.

Citation

Tijani, O. (2016). Usability assessment of educational software by students: Case of Ọpón-Ìmọ̀ in Osun State, Nigeria. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 12(2),. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies. Retrieved March 4, 2021 from .

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