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ERIC Number: EJ905015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
Training Teachers and Serving Students: Applying Usability Testing in Writing Programs
McGovern, Heather
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v37 n3 p323-346 2007
Teachers often test course materials by using them in class. Usability testing provides an alternative: teachers receive student feedback and revise materials "before" teaching a class. Case studies based on interviews and observations with two teaching assistants who usability tested materials before teaching introductory technical writing demonstrate how usability testing can make novice teachers more confident about and help them predict student experiences with their assignments. By helping to train teachers, usability testing can also help better serve students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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