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Title: Usability Evaluation of a Website Designed to Guide and Support Best Practices for Online Teachers
Authors: Barry, Stephanie E.
Instructor: Eichelberger, Ariana
Keywords: usability, formative evaluation, online teaching, pedagogy, best practices, educational technology
LC Subject Headings: Web-based instruction. Distance education. Computer-Assisted Instruction. Education, Distance. Teaching. Computer Communication Networks. Internet. Computers. Educational Technology.
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2011
Publisher: 2011 Technology, Colleges, and Community (TCC) Worldwide Online Conference
Citation: Barry, S.E. (2011, April 12). Usability Evaluation of a Website Designed to Guide and Support Best Practices for Online Teachers. PowerPoint presented at the 16th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference.
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Abstract: Instructional and technical support is important for university faculty who teach online classes. A website was developed to provide instruction and resources for faculty who either teach or plan to teach online. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the content and organization of the site through a formative usability evaluation. Usability participants navigated the site to complete five scenarios that the target audience might encounter. Feedback was largely positive, but recommendations for improving the content and organization of the site are discussed, and apply to other entities that support online teachers.
Sponsor: Technology & Distance Programs
Pages/Duration: 9 pages
Appears in Collections:ETEC 690, Spring 2011

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