Usability assessment of educational software by students: Case of á»pÃ³n-Ãmá»Ì in Osun State, Nigeria
Olawale Tijani, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
IJEDICT Volume 12, Number 2, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies
This study investigated usability of educational software: case of á»pÃ³n-Ãmá»Ì in Osun state, Nigeria. Specifically, the study investigated influences of gender and school locations on studentsâ evaluation of á»pÃ³n-Ãmá»Ì 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. Scheffeâs 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 studentsâ satisfaction with á»pÃ³n-Ãmá»Ì (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 studentsâ location when teaching them how to use the software.
Tijani, O. (2016). Usability assessment of educational software by students: Case of á»pÃ³n-Ãmá»Ì in Osun State, Nigeria. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 12(2),. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies.