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Ilokano To Go: Development and Usability of an Ilokano Vocabulary Mobile App

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Title: Ilokano To Go: Development and Usability of an Ilokano Vocabulary Mobile App
Authors: Gaspar, Bhonna Leene
Keywords: Iloko language
usability study
Issue Date: 19 Apr 2016
Citation: Gaspar, B. (2016, April 19). Ilokano To Go: Development and Usability of an Ilokano Vocabulary Mobile App. PowerPoint was presented at the 21st Annual Technology, Colleges and Community Worldwide Online Conference.
Abstract: About 90% of the Philippine population living in Hawaii today is Ilokano or are descendants of Ilokano immigrants. Considered the language of the Philippine diaspora, Ilokano, or Ilocano, is currently being offered as a language course at several institutions in Hawaii. The courses follow a structured program, using textbooks that offer lessons and exercises based on real-world experiences. Although the students have a variety of resources available to them, the researcher found no mobile applications developed to learn Ilokano vocabulary. To assist students in their efforts, a mobile language learning application titled “Ilokano To Go” was developed and a usability study conducted. The purpose of this usability study was to develop and evaluate the ease of use of a beginner- intermediate Ilokano vocabulary development mobile app for students at a large university in Hawaii. The study included two iterations of usability testing and examined aspects of usability such as aesthetics, navigability, and usefulness. A pre-survey, usability protocol, observation checklist, and a post-survey helped to identify usability issues in the mobile application. The mobile application was well received by study participants, and changes relevant to its ease of use were made after each iteration of testing.
Description: An Ilokano vocabulary mobile application was developed using MIT's App Inventor and a usability study was conducted on the app as part of the graduation requirements of the Learning Design and Technology Master's program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Appears in Collections:LTEC 690, Spring 2016

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