Evaluation Methods on Usability of M-Learning Environments

Teresa Magal-Royo, G. Peris-Fajarnes, I. Tortajada Montañana, B. Defez Garcia

Abstract


Nowadays there are different evaluation methods focused in the assessment of the usability of telematic methods. The assessment of 3rd generation web environments evaluates the effectiveness and usability of application with regard to the user needs. Wireless usability and, specifically in mobile phones, is concentrated in the validation of the features and tools management using conventional interactive environments. There is not a specific and suitable criterion to evaluate created environments and m-learning platforms, where the restricted and sequential representation is a fundamental aspect to be considered.
The present paper exposes the importance of the conventional usability methods to verify both: the employed contents in wireless formats, and the possible interfaces from the conception phases, to the validations of the platform with such characteristics.
The development of usability adapted inspection could be complemented with the Remoteâ??s techniques of usability testing, which are being carried out these days in the mobile devices field and which pointed out the need to apply common criteria in the validation of non-located learning scenarios.

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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