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A usability study for promoting eContent in higher education

Shiratuddin, Norshuhada and Hassan, Shahizan and Landoni, Monica (2003) A usability study for promoting eContent in higher education. Educational Technology & Society, 6 (4). pp. 112-124. ISSN 1436-4522

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eContents used in education can be from a number of sources: from traditional electronic journals (eJournals), and electronic books (eBooks) to more specific formats such as: electronic research reports (eResearch-reports), electronic lecture modules (eLecture-modules), electronic lecture notes (eLecture-notes), and electronic lecture slides (eLecture-slides). This paper discusses a number of issues relevant to publishing of eContent. The first section describes the advantages, as well as the disadvantages of such contents. It also elaborates on how eContent can be promoted through the use of Internet, WWW and SMS. Next, related issues on the usability of eContent on the Web are discussed. Four popular usability design guidelines are studied and critically reviewed. The final part concludes that although designing and publishing eContent is more complex than the printed version, eContent has a huge potential in education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital content, usability
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Users 37 not found.
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2010 01:33
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2010 01:33

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