ERIC Number: ED477003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Developing a Large Web-Based Learning Environment--Can a Style Guide Help Learning Material Developers?
Elliott, A. C.; Beacham, N. A.; Alty, J. L.
An application specific style guide was produced for a large web-based multimedia and hyper-media learning project. It was introduced to 15 different sets of developers at Universities in disparate locations to promote consistency and good HCI practice for the whole project. This paper discusses the reactions to the use and practicality of the style guide through the findings of a survey undertaken one year later. In general, many negative and neutral attitudes towards the style guide were recorded. However, specific trends were observed due to exposure and use of the style guide, the background and experience of the developers and task involvement of developers. The paper discusses the understanding of HCI in the project and the need to encourage developers to use a style guide in multi-media and hypermedia learning projects. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Software Development, Guided Design, Guidelines, Guides, Higher Education, Hypermedia, Instructional Design, Man Machine Systems, Material Development, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.