Brad Mehlenbacher

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Our goal in this paper is to outline the challenges facing researchers and practitioners interested in merging theories of usability design and evaluation with developments in e-learning. We provide a brief overvi ew of usability research that is grounded in both early Hum an-Computer Int eraction (HCI) res earch and in classical and contemporary rhetorical(More)
This paper will provide insight into the current emphasis of research on distance education and e-learning. The review is organized by three intersecting activities. First, we informally collected and reviewed approximately 300 peer-reviewed journals for articles published on distance education and instruction and technology broadly defined [30]. Second, we(More)
MOOCs are receiving the intense attention of the media and, in turn, of academic and industry researchers fascinated by their potential to revolutionize educational access and life-long learning. The presentation introduces MOOCs and traces their history and development both inside and outside the academy. This leads to an overview of documented strengths(More)
The objective of this paper is to bring users to the foreground of ongoing system and documentation development effortsbydoing five things(1) outlining existing methods to eliat user reactions to dt-ware; (2)describinghow todesigninformal usability tests employing each method; (3) discussing the slmngthsand weahessesof each method given the time and(More)
This paper provides a brief overview of the ill-structured information spaces that communication designers create and inhabit, highlighting the need for a research-based understanding of learning. A sociocognitive approach to learning that benefits from the strengths of cognitive and social perspectives is described. As a complex learning activity,(More)