Curriculum Visualization: User Study about Experiences and Expectations

Simone Kriglstein

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    Abstract

    Beside recording and organizing information, graphical representations make the structure as well as interconnections visible and transparent. Another advantage is that graphical representations are largely independent of users’ education as well as spoken languages and thereby provide common understanding of information. For an effective as well as understandable graphical representation, it is necessary to account for users’ needs, tasks, experiences and expectations. Motivated by the need to improve curricula representation (which are mainly in textual form), we conducted two online surveys to find out students’ as well as lecturers’ requirements and expectations on graphical representations of curricula. For maximizing acceptance, we involved students and lecturers already in the early design process of a visualization tool. Quantitative and qualitative analysis are based on the responses of 137 students and 19 lecturers.
    OriginalspracheEnglisch
    TitelProceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, ED-MEDIA 2010 - Toronto, Canada; Chesapeake, VA: AACE;
    ErscheinungsortChesapeake, VA
    Herausgeber (Verlag)AACE
    Seiten775-784
    Seitenumfang10
    ISBN (Print)1-880094-81-9
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2010

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