ERIC Number: ED449642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
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A User Assessment of Workspaces in Selected Music Education Computer Laboratories.
Badolato, Michael Jeremy
A study of 120 students selected from the user populations of four music education computer laboratories was conducted to determine the applicability of current ergonomic and environmental design guidelines in satisfying the needs of users of educational computing workspaces. Eleven categories of workspace factors were organized into a questionnaire encompassing 59 items, each representing a specific factor. Each factor was rated with a 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent). Significant differences were found in user ratings across the four facilities as well as individual workspace factors. Analyses reveal a trend toward user satisfaction with workspace factors designed in accordance with ergonomic and environmental design guidelines. Appendices include a glossary of terms, the study instrument, study data, student comments, and an equipment list of general workstation configurations of each lab. (Contains 67 references.) (GR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Doctor of Education Dissertation, Boston University.