Archive for the ‘Interface Design’ Category

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 […]

Preservice Teachers’ Perception and Use of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs)

Personal learning environments (PLEs) are Web 2.0 tools and services by which users’ access, construct, manage, and share educational contents in order to meet their learning needs. These environments enable users to manage their learning according to their own personal preferences. They further promote socialization and collaboration with their broad user networks and interaction facilities. […]

A Cognitive Style Perspective to Handheld Devices: Customization vs. Personalization

Handheld devices are widely applied to support open and distributed learning, where students are diverse. On the other hand, customization and personalization can be applied to accommodate students’ diversities. However, paucity of research compares the effects of customization and personalization in the context of handheld devices. To this end, we developed a customized digital learning […]