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ERIC Number: EJ913675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Evaluating CSL/CFL Website Usability: A User-Centered Design Approach
Huang, Chung-Kai; Hsin, Ching-O; Chiu, Chiung-Hui
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v19 n2 p177-210 Apr 2010
With the widespread availability of Internet and computer technology, on-line web-based learning has become prevalent in the field of teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language (CSL/CFL). This study examined the concepts of usability and types of design elements that help construct an effective web-based learning environment, as well as their relationship with user perspectives from both CSL/CFL learners and teachers. The participants' navigation experiences were investigated as they performed and reflected upon the guided usability tasks on assigned websites via a semi-structured think-aloud interview. Captivate and Audacity software were used purposively to capture users' navigation paths and record reflections during each test section. The findings provide a profile of design issues and examples in terms of interface, information and interaction along with pedagogical suggestions to consider in future CSL/CFL website design and development. (Contains 3 tables and 17 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan; United States