Beyond Usability: Evaluating Instructional Technology to Better Inform the Field
Stanley Varnhagen, Guoqiang Zhou, Bradley Arkison, Myrna Sears, Megan Myers, University of Alberta, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper examines the limitations of evaluative research historically and within a current context. This includes the need to better understand the pedagogical context and perform better research. The paper looks at a few recent specific evaluative studies. It suggests that the use of evaluation typically limits what we can learn from the studies. The paper discusses a type of formative evaluation, usability, which while commonly used, is not generally sufficient for formatively evaluating Instructional Technology projects. The paper indicates important questions that need examining. In addition, the paper includes suggestion for improving evaluative studies, including allowing more time in projects to carry out meaningful studies.
Varnhagen, S., Zhou, G., Arkison, B., Sears, M. & Myers, M. (2004). Beyond Usability: Evaluating Instructional Technology to Better Inform the Field. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1120-1125). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
© 2004 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
ReferencesView References & Citations Map
These references have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. Signed in users can suggest corrections to these mistakes.Suggest Corrections to References
Cited ByView References & Citations Map
Conceptual Framework for A Heuristic-based Methodology for Contingent Usability Evaluation of Online Learning Systems
Thao Nguyen, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 3086–3092
These links are based on references which have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.