Usability Evaluation of a Moodle based Learning Management System

ID: 43169 Type: Full Paper: Case Study
  1. Leyla Senol and Hakan Gecili, Kocaeli University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Natural and Applied Science Institute, Turkey
  2. Pinar Onay Durdu, Kocaeli University, Human Computer Interaction Laboratory, Turkey

Tuesday, June 24 4:30 PM-5:00 PM Location: B3109 View on map

Presider: Jennifer Thomas, Pace University, United States

Abstract: Currently many institutions have begun to use learning management systems (LMS) Usability evaluation of these systems is essential since usability problems will affect the acceptance of them and can affect the quality of education. In this study, the usability of a LMS - Moodle, adopted by Kocaeli University, was evaluated based on the perceptions of 413 students. A questionnaire was applied to determine the usability problems under the categories of learnability, efficiency, memorability, errors and satisfaction of the system. The data was analyzed with descriptive statistics. The results revealed that students are not satisfied with the system especially with the aesthetic features of it. On the other hand, the system provides error prevention and is found to be more efficient and memorable. On the basis of these results, the aesthetic features of the system need to be improved and informational cues should be added to its interface.


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