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ERIC Number: EJ1146307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
EISSN: N/A A Tool for Usability Testing of Online Resources
Koundinya, Vikram; Klink, Jenna; Widhalm, Melissa
Journal of Extension, v55 n3 Article 3TOT2 Jun 2017
Extension educators are increasingly using online resources in their program design and delivery. Usability testing is essential for ensuring that these resources are relevant and useful to learners. On the basis of our experiences with iteratively developing products using a testing service called UserTesting, we promote the use of fee-based online usability testing services as an easy and efficient method for improving online resources. We present steps for conducting usability testing and recommendations for best practices. This approach has implications for Extension educators, administrators, and program evaluators who design and evaluate educational programming that involves web or online resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 20116800230220