ERIC Number: ED479442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Assessing the Usability of MOA Interface Designs.
This study evaluates the usability of the proposed MOA (mouse-over-abstract) interfaces that could be implemented in Web-based or stand-alone applications. The MOA designs provide users with an abstract that serves as context cues about the information presented in the linked page. The context cues are available in visual and/or audio formats. Evaluation of the MOA usability focuses on its affordances in efficiency, effectiveness, and user satisfaction. The proposed study aims to examine the influence of the MOA interfaces and presentation modality on program usability. The study also aims to evaluate the relationships among the three aspects of usability. Findings of the proposed study have implications in bridging the gap between research and practice. While results serve as empirically tested guidelines for interface designs applicable for computer-based learning programs, the application of study results also set examples for usable educational research. (Contains 31 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer System Design, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Multimedia Materials, Use Studies, User Satisfaction (Information)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.