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Investigating heuristic evaluation as a methodology for evaluating pedagogical software: An analysis employing three case studies

Nganji, Julius; Brayshaw, Mike; Gordon, Neil; Butterfield, Adele; Wen, Lipeng

Authors

Julius Nganji

Mike Brayshaw

Adele Butterfield

Lipeng Wen



Abstract

This paper looks specifically at how to develop light weight methods of evaluating pedagogically motivated software. Whilst we value traditional usability testing methods this paper will look at how Heuristic Evaluation can be used as both a driving force of Software Engineering Iterative Refinement and end of project Evaluation. We present three case studies in the area of Pedagogical Software and show how we have used this technique in a variety of ways. The paper presents results and reflections on what we have learned. We conclude with a discussion on how this technique might inform on the latest developments on delivery of distance learning. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.

Publication Date 2014
Journal Lecture notes in computer science
Print ISSN 0302-9743
Electronic ISSN 1611-3349
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8523 LNCS
Issue PART 1
Pages 25-35
Book Title Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Designing and Developing Novel Learning Experiences; Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISBN 9783319074818; 9783319074825
Institution Citation Nganji, J., Brayshaw, M., Gordon, N., Butterfield, A., & Wen, L. (2014). Investigating heuristic evaluation as a methodology for evaluating pedagogical software: An analysis employing three case studies. Lecture notes in computer science, 8523 LNCS(PART 1), 25-35. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07482-5_3
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07482-5_3
Keywords Heuristic evaluation, Pedagogy, Pedagogical software, Disability, Technology enhanced learning, Flexible learning
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-07482-5_3
Copyright Statement ©2016 the Authors
Additional Information This is the author's accepted version of an article published in Lecture notes in computer science, 2014, v.8523.

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