Elaine Ferneley

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There is increasing interest in the use of animated agents in e-learning environments. However, empirical investigations of their use in online education are limited. Our aim is to provide an empirically based framework for the development and evaluation of animated agents in e-learning environments. Findings suggest a number of challenges, including the(More)
Many usability guidelines have been created in numerous areas and mobile devices application is included as well. However, there is not much published works in relation to the usability guidelines that comes up together with metric. Although a number of measurement models (e.g. The Metric for Usability Standard in Computing [MUSiC]) have been produced for(More)
The move towards technological ubiquity is allowing a more idiosyncratic and dynamic working environment to emerge that may result in the restructuring of information communication technologies, and changes in their use through different user groups' actions. Taking a 'practice' lens to human agency, we explore the evolving roles of, and relationships(More)
Enterprise systems are advocated on the basis that they provide a centralised data repository that can be mined at the end-user level to improve organisational performance. Superficially, the benefits appear to be tremendous – the end user is empowered to fully exploit the technology they have been provided with, and the developer is freed to focus on other(More)
This paper outlines the development and implementation of CASMIR (Collaborative Agent-based System for Multimedia Information retrieval), a Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR) system that attempts to aid users in searching for multimedia data by using a connectionist IR model within a multi-agent framework. This IR model allows the system to provide(More)
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) can experience difficulties in adopting Information Systems (IS) and aligning them with their strategic development. Using the concept of bricolage, an improvisational approach that allows learning from concrete experience, we explore IS adoption and organisational change in two SME case studies. The case studies(More)
In a recent key paper (Walsham and Sahay, 2005) outlining research on information systems in developing countries and suggesting potential areas for future research, a notable omission was the issue of gender and gender relations. In this paper we draw on the substantial gender and development literature to demonstrate the centrality of gender to our(More)