Usability Evaluation Of Online Learning Programs

Usability Evaluation Of Online Learning Programs

by Claude Ghaoui
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591401054

ISBN-13: 9781591401056

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: IGI Global

Successful use of information and communication technologies depends on usable designs that do not require expensive training, accommodate the needs of diverse users and are low cost. There is a growing demand and increasing pressure for adopting innovative approaches to the design and delivery of education, hence, the use of online learning (also called E-learning)

Overview

Successful use of information and communication technologies depends on usable designs that do not require expensive training, accommodate the needs of diverse users and are low cost. There is a growing demand and increasing pressure for adopting innovative approaches to the design and delivery of education, hence, the use of online learning (also called E-learning) as a mode of study. This is partly due to the increasing number of learners and the limited resources available to meet a wide range of various needs, backgrounds, expectations, skills, levels, ages, abilities and disabilities. The advances of new technology and communications (WWW, Human Computer Interaction and Multimedia) have made it possible to reach out to a bigger audience around the globe. By focusing on the issues that have impact on the usability of online learning programs and their implementation, Usability Evaluation of Online Learning Programs specifically fills-in a gap in this area, which is particularly invaluable to practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591401056
Publisher:
IGI Global
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceviii
Section IUsing Virtual Learning Environments
Chapter IETH World--Implementation of a Virtual Campus Infrastructure and E-Learning at ETH Zurich1
Chapter IIImplementing Online Delivery and Learning Support Systems: Issues, Evaluation and Lessons19
Chapter IIICollaborative Learning On-Demand on the Internet Mbone40
Chapter IVImproving Usability of an Online Learning System by Means of Multimedia, Collaboration and Adaptation Resources69
Section IIMethods, Pedagogy and Theories
Chapter VHeuristic Evaluation of Web-Based ODL Programs88
Chapter VIComing off the Rails: Evaluation and the Design Process110
Chapter VIIDeveloping and Supporting Research-Based Learning and Teaching through Technology128
Chapter VIIIOnline Learning for the Real World: Diploma in Computing Via the Internet159
Chapter IXUsability Inspection of the ECONOF System's User Interface Visualization Component177
Chapter XIssues of Quality in Online Degree Programmes198
Chapter XILearning Technologies and Learning Theories218
Chapter XIIDesign Cycle Usability Evaluations of an Intercultural Virtual Simulation Game for Collaborative Learning233
Chapter XIIIComputer-Supported Network-Based Learning Environment for the Workplace254
Section IIIManagerial and Social Issues
Chapter XIVProfessional to Manufacturing Mode Due to Online University Education273
Chapter XVChanging Roles and Processes in Online Tuition for Higher Education: A Case Study for the UK Open University283
Chapter XVILearnability299
Chapter XVIIUsability Evaluation of Online Learning Programs: A Sociological Standpoint313
Chapter XVIIISecurity and Online Learning: To Protect or Prohibit331
Chapter XIXHow Useful Are World Wide Web Discussion Boards and Email in Delivering a Case Study Course in Reproductive Medicine360
Chapter XXEnsuring Optimal Accessibility of Online Learning Resources371
Chapter XXIOnline Learning for the Visually Impaired387
About the Authors409
Index419

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