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A contingent method for usability evaluation of Web-based learning systems

Nguyen, T., Chang, V., Chang, E., Jacob, C. and Turk, A. (2008) A contingent method for usability evaluation of Web-based learning systems. In: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International (SITE 2008) Conference, 3 March 2008, Las Vegas, NV



The research was conducted with the aim to develop a customizable, user-centred method for formative usability evaluation of such systems. The method can be used for usability evaluation of Web-based learning system during its development stages, from screen-based prototypes to near completion. At the heart of the method is a set of empirically-validated usability factors and a set of contingent rules that allow the customization of these factors for different users and context of usage. Additionally, an online prototype was developed to implement the usability evaluation method and semi-automated the usability evaluation process.

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