Ease-of-use and Usefulness as Measures of Attrition in MOOCs (#CFHE12)

As I reflect upon my participation in this MOOC (#CFHE12) and the MOOC that just ended (#MOBIMOOC), it occurs to me that MOOC design could be informed by the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). The TAM indicates that the two most important characteristics in voluntary technology adoption are ease-of-use and perceived usefulness (Davis et al, 1989). Read More …

Mobile Learning Design Principles (#edumooc)

Jakob Nielsen, the usability expert, defines three classes of mobile phones, specifically: Feature phones (regular mobile phones), with tiny screens and a numeric keypad. SmartPhones with midsized screens and a keyboard. Touch-screen phones with device-sized screens and touch gesture input. I think this is a very useful categorization for mobile learning design principles. I just Read More …