Share Paper: Is it worth the trouble: does smart, intentionally designed student learning environments increase student participation?

  1. Koos De Villiers, North-West University, South Africa
  2. Gordon Matthew, North-West University, South Africa
Tuesday, June 25 2:15-2:45 PM Oost

Abstract: Learning Management System sites (LMSs) have, in recent years, been more frequently used by universities to provide students with relevant, subject specific content. However, LMSs are generally created by lecturers, whose design experience is solely based on intuition, which can lead to insufficient student participation. Statistics from two similar communication modules (COMS123 & KCOM318), with different designs, had a different number of site visits. This was assumed to be caused by the design and multimedia elements used on these sites. Different multimedia elements such as typography, graphical images, video, etc. were analyzed based on specific criteria. The findings suggest that ...