ERIC Number: EJ867441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Designing an Affordable Usability Test for E-Learning Modules
O'Bryan, Corliss A.; Johnson, Donald M.; Shores-Ellis, Katrina D.; Crandall, Philip G.; Marcy, John A.; Seideman, Steve C.; Ricke, Steven C.
Journal of Food Science Education, v9 n1 p6-10 Jan 2010
This article provides background and an introduction to a user-centered design and usability test in an inexpensive format that allows content experts who are novices in e-learning development to perform testing on newly developed technical training modules prior to their release. The use of a small number of test participants, avoidance of elaborate testing laboratories, and the establishment of clear, concise objectives with a detailed test outline are supported by the discount usability testing approach. This approach reduces testing cost, provides faster results, and yields a more successful product and increased customer satisfaction. Discount usability testing should have broad appeal to new e-learning developers as a final step before releasing their newly developed training modules.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Interfaces, Cost Effectiveness
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