Heuristic evaluation of learning object repository interfaces

Shah Mohd Irwan Mat Ishak, Siti Fadzilah Mat Noor

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Abstract

A Learning Object Repository (LOR) is a concept of storage, reuse, and sharing of learning objects in the educational sector among students and educators. It requires an interface to allow interactions between users and applications. One of the elements that distinguishes the quality of an LOR is interface usability. Usability is critical for the success of an application to help users with their objectives. Only a few previous studies have highlighted problems in the usability of LORs. In addition, currently available LOR interfaces often do not help users achieve the objectives of their assignments. Hence, a heuristic study on interface usability was conducted on three chosen LORs. This study aims to achieve two objectives, which are identifying usability problems in current LORs, and suggesting areas of improvement in the current LOR interface. The methodology of this study involves constructing a heuristics questionnaire and obtaining the mean results for each heuristic element of each LOR. Results of analysis have been used to describe the problems of current LORs. Final results showed that there were significant shortcomings in some parts of the LOR interface usability after the study started. Several recommendations are made in this paper to improve the usability of contemporary LORs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding - 2017 3rd International Conference on Science in Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Application of IT for Education, Industry and Society in Big Data Era, ICSITech 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages13-17
Number of pages5
Volume2018-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781509058662
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Science in Information Technology, ICSITech 2017 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 25 Oct 201726 Oct 2017

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Science in Information Technology, ICSITech 2017
CountryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period25/10/1726/10/17

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Keywords

  • design
  • interface
  • learning
  • respository
  • usabilty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing

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Ishak, S. M. I. M., & Mat Noor, S. F. (2018). Heuristic evaluation of learning object repository interfaces. In Proceeding - 2017 3rd International Conference on Science in Information Technology: Theory and Application of IT for Education, Industry and Society in Big Data Era, ICSITech 2017 (Vol. 2018-January, pp. 13-17). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSITech.2017.8257078

Heuristic evaluation of learning object repository interfaces. / Ishak, Shah Mohd Irwan Mat; Mat Noor, Siti Fadzilah.

Proceeding - 2017 3rd International Conference on Science in Information Technology: Theory and Application of IT for Education, Industry and Society in Big Data Era, ICSITech 2017. Vol. 2018-January Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 13-17.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ishak, SMIM & Mat Noor, SF 2018, Heuristic evaluation of learning object repository interfaces. in Proceeding - 2017 3rd International Conference on Science in Information Technology: Theory and Application of IT for Education, Industry and Society in Big Data Era, ICSITech 2017. vol. 2018-January, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 13-17, 3rd International Conference on Science in Information Technology, ICSITech 2017, Bandung, Indonesia, 25/10/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSITech.2017.8257078
Ishak SMIM, Mat Noor SF. Heuristic evaluation of learning object repository interfaces. In Proceeding - 2017 3rd International Conference on Science in Information Technology: Theory and Application of IT for Education, Industry and Society in Big Data Era, ICSITech 2017. Vol. 2018-January. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 13-17 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSITech.2017.8257078
Ishak, Shah Mohd Irwan Mat ; Mat Noor, Siti Fadzilah. / Heuristic evaluation of learning object repository interfaces. Proceeding - 2017 3rd International Conference on Science in Information Technology: Theory and Application of IT for Education, Industry and Society in Big Data Era, ICSITech 2017. Vol. 2018-January Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 13-17
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