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A Study on the Compatibility of Ubiquitous Learning (u-Learning) Systems at University Level

  • Martin Ebner
  • Christian Stickel
  • Nick Scerbakov
  • Andreas Holzinger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5616)

Abstract

Graz University of Technology has a long tradition in the design, development and research of university wide Learning Management Systems (LMS). Inspired by the iPhone Style, the available system has now been extended by the addition of a mobile viewer, which grants the student mobile accessibility to all available online content. In this paper, we report on the lessons learned within a study on user experience with this specially designed LMS mobile viewer. The User Experience (UX) was measured by application of a 26 item questionnaire including the six factors Attractiveness, Perspicuity, Efficiency, Dependability, Stimulation and Novelty, according to Laugwitz et al. (2008). The results showed high rates of acceptance, although the novelty of our approach received a surprisingly low rating amongst the novice end users.

Keywords

Mobile Usability User experience (UX) u-Learning Factor analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Ebner
    • 1
  • Christian Stickel
    • 1
  • Nick Scerbakov
    • 2
  • Andreas Holzinger
    • 3
  1. 1.Social Learning / Computing and Information ServicesGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  2. 2.Institute for Information Systems and Computer Media (IICM)Graz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  3. 3.Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation, RU HCI4MEDMedical University GrazGrazAustria

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