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ERIC Number: EJ1070718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-3100
User Preferences for Web-Based Module Design Layout and Design Impact on Information Recall Considering Age
Pomales-García, Cristina; Rivera-Nivar, Mericia
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, v13 n4 p62-79 Oct-Dec 2015
Research in design of Web-based modules should incorporate aging as an important factor given the diversity of the current workforce. This work aims to understand how Web-Based Learning modules can be designed to accommodate young (25-35 years) as well as older (55-65 years) users by: (1) identifying how information sources (instructor video, banners, and PowerPoint slides) within a Web-based module impact user information recall; and (2) distinguishing if there are any module layout preferences based on module content, participant gender, and age group. The results from the study show that information recall significantly varied based on age group and Web-based module content, and provide empirical evidence to suggest a general preference for placing the video in the left-upper corner of a Web module screen.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico
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