The Impact of Findability on Student Motivation, Self-Efficacy, and Perceptions of Online Course Quality

@article{Simunich2015TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Findability on Student Motivation, Self-Efficacy, and Perceptions of Online Course Quality},
  author={Bethany Simunich and David Robins and Valerie Kelly},
  journal={American Journal of Distance Education},
  year={2015},
  volume={29},
  pages={174 - 185}
}
This study investigated whether “findability,” an aspect of usability, is an important component in student perceptions of/satisfaction with online courses and, as such, should be considered more heavily in online course design. Using standard usability testing measures, such as eye-tracking, time-on-task, and think-alouds, participants were asked to find essential course components in either a course with high findability or a modified version of the course with low findability in order to… Expand
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