A Peek at the Position of Pedagogical Aspects in Usability Evaluation of E-learning System - A Literature Review of Usability Evaluation of E-learning System conducted since 2000

University essay from IT-universitetet i Göteborg/Tillämpad informationsteknologi

Abstract: Usability has been a hot topic for many years, adding a new dimension when the World Wide Web wasintroduced and adopted. Many studies have been made on usability evaluation methods in many specificareas, however not so much in E-Learning systems (Ardito et. al, 2006). This study is a report of a literaturereview of several usability evaluation methods for E-learning systems conducted from year 2000. Thispaper tries to summarize and compare all of these studies to see how the “pedagogical aspects” or criteriahas been treated when performing such evaluations, as well as present a summary of all the usabilityevaluation methods (UEMs) that have been used in these studies. At last, this paper tries to explain how thecurrent situation happens. The main purpose of the review is to draw a picture for further researcher who isgoing to look into the field of UE for E-Learning systems.

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