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Evolution by Evaluation


Mahlow, C; Hess, M; Grund, S (2009). Evolution by Evaluation. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 5(2):1-9.

Abstract

This paper describes the process of formally evaluating an E-Learning system that has been in use for several years. Professional usability evaluation offers deeper insight into user behaviour and needs than accidental feedback collection or introspection by system developers. A first analysis of the evaluation samples shows satisfaction of users with the general design of the system but also dissatisfaction with certain aspects of navigation that would otherwise have escaped our attention. State of the art formal evaluation turned out to be instrumental in making an existing system considerably more user-friendly.

Abstract

This paper describes the process of formally evaluating an E-Learning system that has been in use for several years. Professional usability evaluation offers deeper insight into user behaviour and needs than accidental feedback collection or introspection by system developers. A first analysis of the evaluation samples shows satisfaction of users with the general design of the system but also dissatisfaction with certain aspects of navigation that would otherwise have escaped our attention. State of the art formal evaluation turned out to be instrumental in making an existing system considerably more user-friendly.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Computational Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
410 Linguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords:evaluation, usability study, virtual laboratory, interactive learning applications
Language:English
Date:April 2009
Deposited On:16 Mar 2009 13:03
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:43
Publisher:Information Resources Management Association
ISSN:1550-1337
Related URLs:http://www.igi-global.com/journals/details.asp?ID=4287 (Publisher)
https://www.zora.uzh.ch/17785/

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