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MUUX-E, a framework of criteria for evaluating the usability, user experience and educational features of m-learning environments

Patricia-Ann Harpur, Ruth De Villiers
2015 South African Computer Journal  
A contribution has been made to knowledge on evaluating m-learning environments and to mobile human-computer interaction (MHCI), with the innovative synthesis of the MUUX-E Framework, which fills a gap  ...  MUUX-E is a single comprehensive, multi-faceted instrument for evaluating m-learning environments, emphasising usability and user experience in mobile educational contexts.  ...  Some of the fundamental principles and methods of evaluating e-learning are also relevant to the evaluation of m-learning [32] .  ... 
doi:10.18489/sacj.v56i1.240 fatcat:ncm5ccgkm5c7loxnfqucuad6oq

mLUX: Usability and User Experience Development Framework for M-Learning

Amir Dirin, Marko Nieminen
2015 International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies  
Based on the literature review, as the empirical case studies, four m-learning applications are examined to demonstrate the performance of the proposed framework for the development of m-learning applications  ...  We begin by reviewing the literature on the contributions to mobile learning usability made in various conferences and journals from 2002 to 2010.  ...  METHODS AND DATA This paper is based on review of the literature on mobile learning usability.  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijim.v9i3.4446 fatcat:kkivxlguovgprkzxbkhhxerrvy

How to combine objectives and methods of evaluation in iterative ILE design: lessons learned from designing Ambre-add

S. Nogry, S. Jean-Daubias, N. Guin
2012 Interactive Learning Environments  
Various aspects of the system must be assessed and a number of evaluation methods are available.  ...  In particular, we point out the merits of combining measures of the ILE's impact on learning with analyses of the learner's activity.  ...  Notes on contributors All of these research themes are studied within the AMBRE project.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10494820.2010.486626 fatcat:t7quunqlovfstcscecswskaxiu

The challenge of measuring E-learning quality: some ideas from HCI [chapter]

Janet Wesson, Lester Cowley
2003 Quality Education @ a Distance  
Several of these methods were used to evaluate the quality of a web design tutorial developed at the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE).  ...  to measure the usability of e-Ieaming.  ...  learning environments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35700-3_25 dblp:conf/ifip3-6/WessonC03 fatcat:hn7zuahsvfa6ba745ilumo3c5a

An approach to usability evaluation of e-learning applications

C. Ardito, M. F. Costabile, M. De Marsico, R. Lanzilotti, S. Levialdi, T. Roselli, V. Rossano
2005 Universal Access in the Information Society  
Despite recent advances of electronic technologies in e-learning, a consolidated evaluation methodology for e-learning applications is not available.  ...  Specifically, evaluation patterns are proposed that are able to drive the evaluators in the analysis of an e-learning application.  ...  Issues of usability take on an added dimension in an educational environment.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10209-005-0008-6 fatcat:vi57u3bjgffuvlckpraqbxcsh4

Evaluation methods of a middleware for networked surgical simulations

Qingbo Cai, Vincenzo Liberatore, M Cenk Cavuşoğlu, Youngjin Yoo
2006 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
To comprehensively assess the effectiveness of such a middleware, we propose several evaluation methods in this paper, i.e., semi-automatic evaluation, middleware overhead measurement, and usability test  ...  Distributed surgical virtual environments are desirable since they substantially extend the accessibility of computational resources by network communication.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) of Department of Commerce, NASA NNC05CB20C, NSF CCR-039910, NSF IIS-0222743, NSF EIA-0329811, NSF CNS-0423253, and the Virtual  ... 
pmid:16404018 fatcat:3nclss7t7fddfj6gjdsequgt7i

Usability Evaluation Approach for VLS: A Conceptual Framework

Kelvin Kabeti Omieno, Laban Oenga, Dr. George Raburu
2007 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY  
One of such information systems (IS) is Virtual learning Systems (VLS).  ...  The usability assessment of VLS projects is an area where relatively little research has been conducted, and, accordingly, the main contribution of this work is a methodology that evaluates the usability  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We wish to acknowledge contribution of Dr. Geoffrey Muchiri of Meru University College and Dr. Ismail Ateya of Strathmore University for their contributions in the area of study. 4.0.  ... 
doi:10.24297/ijct.v6i2.3496 fatcat:qz3qui7lrjga3j3xr4kbnyuqru

An interactive and augmented learning concept for orientation week in higher education

Nguyen Nguyen, Tuomo Muilu, Amir Dirin, Ari Alamäki
2018 International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education  
Awareness of their future learning environment, study path, and course details helps students reduce their fear of failure, and this, in turn, prevents educational withdrawal.  ...  journey on their personal mobile devices.  ...  The students' capabilities of using smartphones and experiences of m-learning environments suggested that the orientation learning process could be virtual.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s41239-018-0118-x fatcat:rycgwfwepngwxd4wjw5htzte6a

Heuristics and Think-aloud Method for Evaluating the Usability of Game-based Language Learning

Kashif Ishaq, Fadhilah Rosdi, Nor Azan Mat Zin, Adnan Abid
2021 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
Reflecting on the think-aloud method for [84] Lin, H. K., Hsieh, M., Wang, C., Sie, Z., & Chang, S. Establishment and evaluating e-learning.  ...  Adding instructional features that promote terminals (VDTs)-Part II Guidance on usability. ISO/IEC 9241-11. learning in a game-like environment.  ... 
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2021.0121136 fatcat:zxfopyp7sbf23odvzgxrlgjqk4

Design and evaluation of a haptically enable virtual environment for object assembly training

Dawei Jia, Asim Bhatti, Saeid Nahavandi
2009 2009 IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio visual Environments and Games  
Results confirm the practical significance of evaluating a VE design by involving sample of real and representative users through the effective discovery of critical usability problems and system deficiencies  ...  This paper presents a newly developed virtual environment (VE) for training of procedure tasks i.e. object assembly.  ...  This is realized through enhancement of traditional usability evaluation methods, and tailors them to suite evaluation of 3D VEs.  ... 
doi:10.1109/have.2009.5356130 fatcat:umxyodu5xzgsrnzvzv7jmzz4nm

Usability Testing of a Collaborative and Interactive University on a Mobile Device

Gavin McArdle, Teresa Monahan, Michela Bertolotto
2009 International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies  
Details of the evaluation techniques which we utilised to appraise the system are provided and the results are presented.  ...  The use of mobile devices for delivering learning tools is an attractive concept.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We would like to thank all the test users who assisted with the evaluation of CLEV-R. We also thank our fund-  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijim.v3i4.905 fatcat:jof3fbmi2fex3agjram5c2jiji

The state of the art in automating usability evaluation of user interfaces

Melody Y. Ivory, Marti A. Hearst
2001 ACM Computing Surveys  
This article presents an extensive survey of usability evaluation methods, organized according to a new taxonomy that emphasizes the role of automation.  ...  Usability evaluation is an increasingly important part of the user interface design process.  ...  We also thank Zhijun Zhang for participating in several interviews on usability evaluation.  ... 
doi:10.1145/503112.503114 fatcat:atbfydvvajazpi46p2vxgfnsne

Towards Guidelines for Usability of e-Learning Applications [chapter]

Carmelo Ardito, Maria Francesca Costabile, Marilena De Marsico, Rosa Lanzilotti, Stefano Levialdi, Paola Plantamura, Teresa Roselli, Veronica Rossano, Manuela Tersigni
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
One present goal of researchers and developers is to design software tools that make learning materials available online in an educationally effective manner.  ...  In this paper, we propose a set of guidelines and criteria for elearning platforms (containers) and for educational modules (contents), to be used within the SUE (Systematic Usability Evaluation) inspection  ...  With respect to other usability evaluation methods, such as user-based evaluation, usability inspection methods are more subjective.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30111-0_16 fatcat:xdnmx5hdwrgs7etqmgd7tzbsgm

Embedding accessibility and usability: considerations for e-learning research and development projects

Martyn Cooper, Chetz Colwell, Anne Jelfs
2007 Research in Learning Technology  
The paper draws on a series of mini-case studies from e-learning projects undertaken over the past 10 years at the Open University.  ...  We argue that accessibility and usability are intrinsically inter-linked. An integrated accessibility and usability evaluation methodology that we have developed is presented and discussed.  ...  Methods When planning an evaluation it is important that the associated aims are clearly articulated, as these will directly impact on the selection of methods and the associated design of the evaluation  ... 
doi:10.1080/09687760701673659 fatcat:ffogumwgdvgv5cocdrd3cwk3d4

Embedding accessibility and usability: considerations for e-learning research and development projects

Martyn Cooper, Chetz Colwell, Anne Jelfs
2007 Research in Learning Technology  
The paper draws on a series of mini-case studies from e-learning projects undertaken over the past 10 years at the Open University.DOI: 10.1080/09687760701673659  ...  We argue that accessibility and usability are intrinsically inter-linked. An integrated accessibility and usability evaluation methodology that we have developed is presented and discussed.  ...  Methods When planning an evaluation it is important that the associated aims are clearly articulated, as these will directly impact on the selection of methods and the associated design of the evaluation  ... 
doi:10.3402/rlt.v15i3.10933 fatcat:6racsbjkqfe3rmeycevrynfmxy
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