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Heuristic evaluations of the accessibility of learning management systems (LMSs) as authoring tools for teachers

Weiqin Chen, Norun Christine Sanderson, Siri Kessel, Aleksandra Królak
2015 First Monday  
This paper presents the heuristic evaluations of two Learning Management Systems (Fronter and Sakai) focusing on their accessibility from teachers' perspective.  ...  The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 were adopted in the heuristic evaluations and qualitative data have been  ...  Acknowledgement The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their constructive and helpful comments that greatly contributed to improving the final version of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v20i9.5430 fatcat:uy456fcejberfnbsl7c6nerx24

Comparative Evaluation of Accessibility and Learnability of Learning Management Systems: Case of Fronter and Canvas [chapter]

Faizan Ahmad, Wondwossen Beyene, George Anthony Giannoumis
2018 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
Learning Management systems (LMSs) are becoming integral parts of the teaching and learning process in higher learning institutions.  ...  In this study, eighteen students at who have access to the two LMSs have been contacted to evaluate the learnability and accessibility of both LMSs though task-based interviews and justify whether Canvas  ...  [9] conducted heuristic evaluation of two LMSs such as Fronter and Sakai to see how the systems help teachers to create accessible content.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-92279-9_1 fatcat:aadoplhuwvgyhpvm7j2rtm7p7u

Evaluating The Usability And Accessibility Of LMS "Blackboard" At King Saud University

Uthman T. Alturki, Ahmed Aldraiweesh, Dr. Kinshuck
2016 Contemporary Issues in Education Research (CIER)  
King Saud University is in the process of adopting and implementing the interactive Blackboard Learning Management Systems (LMSs) with features that allow members of staff and teachers from different faculties  ...  Little research has been done to evaluate the accessibility and usability of the e-learning software.  ...  He was as the head of educational technology department at teachers college for two years. was the head of Quality Unit at teachers college for two years before that. Dr.  ... 
doi:10.19030/cier.v9i1.9548 fatcat:hhsjijh2jrhk7bbcf55vrz3rgu

Evaluation of Navigational Aspects of Moodle

Raheela Arshad, Awais Majeed, Hammad Afzal, Muhammad Muzammal, Arif ur
2016 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
Learning Management System (LMS) is an effective platform for communication and collaboration among teachers and students to enhance learning.  ...  These LMSs have various limitations as identified in the existing literature, including poor learning content, use of appropriate technology and usability issues.  ...  A reliable foundation of the e-learning platform is learning management system (LMS) that complies with educational standards and best practices endorsed by experienced educationists [3] .  ... 
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2016.070342 fatcat:v7ajunoksrbyxoqrgqm7akg5uq

Perceived usability evaluation of learning management systems: Empirical evaluation of the System Usability Scale

Konstantina Orfanou, Nikolaos Tselios, Christos Katsanos
2015 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
However, surprisingly few studies have used SUS to evaluate the perceived usability of learning management systems (LMSs).  ...  Analysis of the results also demonstrated the validity and reliability of SUS for LMSs' evaluation, and that it remains robust even for small sample sizes.  ...  However, surprisingly few studies have used SUS to evaluate the perceived usability of learning management systems (LMSs).  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v16i2.1955 fatcat:kv5fjqr5ejaljknfrrslw5uy4a

Adopting Cloud Computing Technology to Enhance the Architecture of a Proposed Learning Content Management System

A. I., A. E., O. M.
2016 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Cloud computing is becoming an adoptable technology for many institutes with its dynamic scalability and usage of virtualized resources as a service through the Internet.  ...  E-learning systems usually require many hardware and software resources which require a lot of investment.  ...  Depending on a heuristic evaluation checklist, the proposed system was evaluated by a group of computer and information technology teachers.  ... 
doi:10.5120/ijca2016912077 fatcat:pus4chhtgbf2xg3coua7rh7joe

Towards organizing smart collaboration and enhancing teamwork performance: a GA-supported system oriented to mobile learning through cloud-based online course

Geng Sun, Jun Shen
2014 International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics  
Following the theory of Kolb team learning experience, we use our system, Teamwork as a Service (TaaS), to work in conjunction with cloud-based learning management systems.  ...  Following the theory of Kolb team learning experience, we use our system, Teamwork as a Service (TaaS), to work in conjunction with cloud-based learning management systems in order to organize a series  ...  While cooperating with the new social computing tools in cloud-hosting LMSs, learners are both the authors of and the audience of the online content relevant to their learning purposes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13042-014-0269-6 fatcat:5r2d7mxrpnf7pmalkwpmqhqn2m


Mehmet Bilge Kağan Önaçan, Alper Ertürk
2016 Journal of Global Strategic Management  
Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are used in many higher education institutions today. These systems provide a significant contribution to the effectiveness of the educational processes.  ...  In this study, a scale for evaluating the usability of LMS that has been in service as a testing system for two years in a higher education institution was developed, and the validity and the reliability  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Authors would like to thank Mr.Yunus Öztürk and Mr.Emre Güntekin for their precious contribution in this study.  ... 
doi:10.20460/jgsm.20161024357 fatcat:j3bthfyowfcnjhuc4dqtiu7u7m

How Usable Are the Learning Management Systems? The Users Have their Say

M.M. Althobaiti, P. Mayhew
2016 EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning  
Focusing on this dilemma, this paper aims to assess the usability of the Jusur Learning Management System (LMS) that is used in higher education in Saudi Arabia.  ...  Nine factors have been incorporated into a survey to evaluate the system: content, learning and support, visual design, navigation, accessibility, interactivity, self-assessment, learnability, and motivation  ...  The tools provided by LMS usually include: course-management tools for handling the provision of course content; tools for the management of online groups; communication aids; tools for collecting assignments  ... 
doi:10.4108/eai.15-6-2016.151449 fatcat:nwqm2nfbdbbxfloobhz5qxughy

Accessing e-Learning Systems via Screen Reader: An Example [chapter]

Maria Claudia Buzzi, Marina Buzzi, Barbara Leporini
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This is a great opportunity for visually-disabled people provided that both the interactive environment, created by the Learning Management Systems, and the Learning Objects, created by teachers, are properly  ...  The evolution of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the rapid growth of the Internet have impelled the pervasive diffusion of e-Learning systems.  ...  Introduction Today Learning Management Systems (LMSs) offer many educational tools from a single environment: web courses, exercises, chats, wikis, self-assessment SW, surveys, forums, podcasts and even  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02583-9_3 fatcat:gqpjsiz5abf6nmri37bpg3hw6a

Facilitating Social Collaboration in Mobile Cloud-Based Learning: A Teamwork as a Service (TaaS) Approach

Geng Sun, Jun Shen
2014 IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies  
Such novel learning flow can be executed by our newly designed system, Teamwork as a Service (TaaS), in conjunction with the cloud-hosting learning management systems.  ...  In addition, empirical evaluations have been conducted to show the improvement of collaborative learning brought by TaaS in real university level courses.  ...  of TaaS Fig. 6 6 The Means of the responses for the usefulness and ease of use of TaaS TABLE 1 . 1 SURVEY FOR EVALUATIONS OF TAAS BY TEACHERS Q1 System architecture and entire learning flow Q2  ... 
doi:10.1109/tlt.2014.2340402 fatcat:sz6uyl4kyvghpeeh3tay3yeddi

The Current State of Analytics: Implications for Learning Management System (LMS) Use in Writing Pedagogy

Ann Hill Duin, Jason Tham
2020 Computers and Composition  
Amid the burgeoning interest in and use of academic and learning analytics through learning management systems (LMS), the implications of big data and their uses should be central to computers and writing  ...  We then respond critically to the collection of data drawn from the authors' use of these systems in on-campus and online teaching.  ...  Conclusion The learning management systems that writing instructors use are considered simply as tools of the trade for teaching and learning.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compcom.2020.102544 fatcat:476ogzyw35cebkiqzfezhh46py

A Learning Style – Driven Architecture Build on Open Source LMS's Infrastructure for Creation of Psycho-Pedagogically – 'Savvy' Personalized Learning Paths [chapter]

Tania Al., Angela-M. Paleologou, Dimitris Konetas, Kostantinos Chatzinikolaou
2010 E-learning Experiences and Future  
To avoid commonsensical traditional learning methods of the 'one-size-fits-all' approach and to consequently adapt to the users' personalized needs, the e-LMSs structures employ adaptive hypermedia systems  ...  the theoretical background of adaptation is examined as the basis for their implementation; research done towards this purpose is selectively reviewed; and learning styles are inspected as a palpable  ...  These systems are widely known as Learning Management Systems (LMSs), and, as Lee (2008) explained, they are a wide range of systems that organize and provide access to online learning services for students  ... 
doi:10.5772/8810 fatcat:lh2632ntpzel7i4y2em7eejvzy


José Carlos Paiva, José Paulo Leal, Ricardo Alexandre Queirós
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - ITiCSE '16  
This paper presents Enki, a web-based IDE that integrates several pedagogical tools designed to engage students in learning programming languages.  ...  The paper describes Enki, its concept and architecture, details its design and implementation, and covers also its validation.  ...  The system that hosts Enki includes also interfaces for teachers to author and manage both exercises and content, as well as to browse assessment results and student profiles.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2899415.2899441 dblp:conf/iticse/PaivaLQ16a fatcat:lmxp7a3b7fhynfg2roj5mpbilq

Effective user experience in online technical communication courses

Marjorie Rush Hovde
2015 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference on the Design of Communication - SIGDOC '15  
Principles of usability designed for general web sites may or may not apply to learning management systems designed for educational purposes.  ...  Technical communication faculty members should provide strong examples of effective user experiences and should be leaders in making the interfaces of online learning management systems as usable as possible  ...  Technical communication faculty members should provide strong examples of effective user experiences and should be leaders in making the interfaces of online learning management systems (LMS) as usable  ... 
doi:10.1145/2775441.2775453 dblp:conf/sigdoc/Hovde15 fatcat:w2eav5npevgnxc7ypgcydzfxti
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