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On-line Learning Courses: A review and usability attributes
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, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-46-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

While electronic learning environments provide exciting possibilities for supporting learners, the design of the user-interface is as yet little understood. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the importance of specific usability attributes for on-line learning courses. To realize this authors first content the need for designing learner-centered interfaces. A review of related papers on usability methods used and learning theories is presented. The results of a usability study evaluating the use of a Virtual Learning Environment providing Distance Learning for Post-Graduate studies in three Greek Universities using WebCT, a well-known e-learning delivery platform, are presented. Finally, the review and the results of the study point towards specific usability attributes that need to be considered while designing usable learner-centered interfaces.

Citation

Zaharias, P. (2002). On-line Learning Courses: A review and usability attributes. In M. Driscoll & T. Reeves (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2002--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1056-1062). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 18, 2019 from .

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