ERIC Number: EJ774866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: 29
Learners' Evaluation of a Navigation Support Tool in Distance Education
Bolman, Catherine; Tattersall, C.; Waterink, W.; Janssen, J.; van den Berg, B.; van Es, R.; Koper, R.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v23 n5 p384-392 Oct 2007
This article investigates the usability of a navigation support tool, which guides learners by generating advice on the next best step to take in a self-study e-learning course. The article draws on log data and responses from online questionnaires to provide insights into learners' evaluation of the tool, their adherence to the advice and their expectations of self-efficacy. The theoretical underpinnings of the work are described together with the experimental set-up. Results show that more than half of the learners in the experimental group adhered to the advice and held the opinion that the advice stimulated them to proceed with the course. Learners expressed a need to know what the advice was based on which can be seen as an essential element in future development of the tool.
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Self Efficacy, Distance Education, Independent Study, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Computer System Design, Online Courses, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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