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Web-Based Learning Objects in School Education

Pedagogical Usability Issues
  • Said HadjerrouitEmail author
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Abstract

The added value of Web-based learning objects (WBLOs) lies in supporting learners to acquire the right knowledge and skills in order to function as active and collaborative learners. To realize this, WBLOs must be both technically and pedagogically usable. Technical usability in itself is not sufficient. To support the learning process, the usability concept must be extended to include pedagogical considerations. The importance of pedagogical usability in education has been recognized, but not sufficiently researched. In addition, little research has been done to evaluate the pedagogical value of WBLOs. The main goal of this paper is to show how to foster pedagogically usable WBLOs in school education. The article also reports on students’ perceptions of WBLOs by means of survey questionnaires

Keywords

Learning theory Pedagogical usability Technical usability Web-based learning objects WBLO 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AgderKristiansandNorway

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