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ERIC Number: ED562458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Digital Resource Exchange About Music (DREAM): Phase 2 Usability Testing
Upitis, Rena; Boese, Karen; Abrami, Philip C.; Anwar, Zaeem
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, Jul 21-24, 2015)
The Digital Resource Exchange About Music (DREAM) is a virtual space for exchanging information about digital learning tools. The purpose of the present study was to determine how users responded to DREAM in the first four months after its public release. This study is the second phase of usability research on DREAM, and was conducted to guide future development of the tool. Research questions were designed to determine patterns of use for DREAM, the most popular resources, and gaps in the DREAM resources, in order to guide further design and content development. The primary data sources were site analytics, supplemented by an online survey and feedback from teachers who took part in a DREAM workshop. Results indicated that DREAM is steadily gaining users, and that the tool is effective and satisfying for music teachers as a way of keeping abreast about digital learning tools, especially for resources for ear training and sight reading. The paper concludes with suggestions for design enhancements and ways of broadening the user base. [For the full proceedings, see ED562095.]
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Language: English
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