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Qualitative Findings from Usability Testing of an E-learning Tutorial

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dc.contributor.author de Villiers, M.R. (Ruth)
dc.contributor.author Becker, D.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-13T08:39:12Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-13T08:39:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation de Villiers, R. & Becker, D. (2012). Qualitative Findings from Usability Testing of an E-learning Tutorial. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (pp. 545-555). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13208
dc.description.abstract An interactive e-learning tutorial, Relations, was designed for a module in Theoretical Computer Science at a distance-education university. In innovative research, usability-testing technology was employed to investigate the learning behaviours and styles of students using the tutorial. This paper presents qualitative findings from observation, video recordings and post-session interviews. Cognitive and usage aspects are addressed, as well as the combination of electronic and paper resources, think-aloud articulation, and users’ preferred learning strategies. Findings highlight the variety of ways in which the different users interacted with Relations and indicate the value of multiple modes of presentation, visualisation and feedback in supporting learning by e-learning. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject e-learning tutorial en
dc.subject Relations en
dc.subject innovative research en
dc.subject usability-testing en
dc.subject qualitative findings en
dc.subject observation en
dc.subject video recordings en
dc.subject post-session interviews en
dc.subject Cognitive en
dc.subject usage en
dc.subject think-aloud articulation en
dc.subject learning strategies en
dc.title Qualitative Findings from Usability Testing of an E-learning Tutorial en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Computing en


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