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Learning through letzhop.com : Interaction design concerns in supporting usability attributes

Jamaludin, Zulikha and Abdul Rahman, M.G. and Konchong, H.A. and Talib, R. (2008) Learning through letzhop.com : Interaction design concerns in supporting usability attributes. In: Proceeding of International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation 2008 (ICERI 2008) held in Madrid (Spain), 17-19 November 2008. International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), Madrid, Spain. ISBN 9788461250912

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Learning alone does not counts as much as doing. LetzHop™, at Letzhop.com portal, through its ten edutainment modules provide the means for learning by doing. This paper focus on the design and development of Letzhop’s learning modules and its interaction design (IxD). The learning modules are game-based, developed separately and integrated into a learning portal whilst maintaining the emphasis on the concept of learning by doing. The portal focuses on its interleaved modules, which consist of diverse interactive online events and activities. The activities are structured as a combination of rich media contents infused with interactive choices made by the user via the Letzhop’s universal IxD. The functionality testing was performed separately on each and every modules. This paper also lays emphasis on a usability testing carried out on Letzhop.com aiming at testing its four dimensions of IxD attributes namely, usefulness, ease of use, ease of learning, and subjective satisfaction. The result gathered from the evaluation shows that users associated Letzhop with positive attributes, which in turns suggests that our way of designing, developing, and integrating the IxD aspects of the modules are viable.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Letzhop, interaction design, learning and education, edutainment, games in education, usability
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Zulikha Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2010 07:48
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2010 07:58
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1344

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