Archive for the ‘Interface Design’ Category

Press learning: The potential of podcasting through pause, record, play and stop

Podcasts are entering their second decade. However, this article does not present a chronological narrative of this history or focus groups exploring their effectiveness. Instead, this paper probes the enlivening capacity of podcasting when inserted into the much wider discourse of sonic media. My research probes the impact on teaching and learning when cutting away […]

Reading and Studying on the Screen: An Overview of Literature Towards Good Learning Design Practice

As distance education moves increasingly towards online provision, and because of the benefits provided by online approaches, students will be expected to engage with more resources available on screen. Contemporary forms of reading from the screen include reading from tablet devices, LCD monitors, and smartphones. However, print remains the preferred means of reading text, and […]

Download Report: 2016 Roadmap To Web Accessibility In Higher Education

2016 Roadmap To Web Accessibility In Higher Education Web accessibility is one of the most critical issues facing higher education. New web technologies have been a boon for distance and online education, yet 11% of undergraduates have a disability that impairs access to websites and online content. When creating an accessible infrastructure, many questions abound: […]

Developing Guidelines for Evaluating the Adaptation of Accessible Web-Based Learning Materials

E-learning is a rapidly developing form of education. One of the key characteristics of e-learning is flexibility, which enables easier access to knowledge for everyone. Information and communications technology (ICT), which is e-learning’s main component, enables alternative means of accessing the web-based learning materials that comprise the content of e-learning. However, these materials can help […]

Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility

Every year, thousands of complaints flow into the office tasked with investigating disability discrimination for the U.S. Department of Education. Education Week

EDTECH: Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Are Transforming Online Learning

The robots are coming for education — tech will help instructors enhance the learning experience Artificial intelligence (or AI) has permeated most facets of our lives. Algorithms suggest our social media mates. Software trades our stocks. Soon, computers may even whizz us about town, autonomously. Online Leraning Consortium

Virtual Reality on the Horizon

The hype has some colleges wondering if now is the right time to jump in. High costs and development issues suggest the technology is still years away from making a difference. Inside Higher Ed

Student Perceptions of Self and Community within an Online Environment: The Use of VoiceThread to Foster Community

This paper investigates student responses to two tools used to create learning environments that encourage the sharing of ideas and discussion in online asynchronous university courses. Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology

Design as Participation

This started with a drivetime conversation about contemporary design with Joi Ito. We were stuck in traffic, and in our conversation, a question emerged about designers: This new generation of designers that work with complex adaptive systems. Why are they so much more humble than their predecessors who designed, you know, stuff? Journal of Design and Science

Determinants of presence in 3D virtual worlds: A structural equation modelling analysis

There is a growing body of evidence that feeling present in virtual environments contributes to effective learning. Presence is a psychological state of the user; hence, it is generally agreed that individual differences in user characteristics can lead to different experiences of presence. Despite the fact that user characteristics can play a significant role in […]