Vorträge und Posterpräsentationen (mit Tagungsband-Eintrag):
"Cast your Eyes on Moodle: An Eye Tracking Study investigating learning with Moodle";
Vortrag: 4th International Slovenian MoodleMoot 2010,
21.05.2010; in: "Moodle.si 2010 - 4th International Conference Proceedings",
This work describes an eye tracking study of Moodle outlining how Moodle´s components
and teaching materials are `seen´ by Moodle users. In order to investigate navigation schemes,
usability aspects as well as the learning process itself, Austrian students were eye-tracked during
using Moodle. The study addressed objectives to find out about user´s visual scanning of
Moodle´s environment identifying hereby core navigation strategies and components that
highly affect exploration within Moodle´s pages. Discussion and analysis of the collected eye tracking
data indicate some interesting results.
For example, the investigation identified that the breadcrumb navigation and the "My
courses"-block were most frequently used for navigation, but lots of students still use the
browser´s `back´- button. Eye tracking results also demonstrated that some users had remarkable
difficulties locating Moodle´s logout button as well as their profile page.
The study also tried to draw conclusions for future development. Within this work recommendations
are given contributing to development of an effective as well as intuitive user interface
for Moodle 2.0. Implications are stated describing how users might use new navigation
elements of Moodle 2.0 beta. The major part of my presentation is to mediate how students actually `see´ and work with
Moodle. For teachers (in particular) pointing out which elements are preferred during the
learning process is highly relevant for efficient teaching. However, findings of this eye tracking
study support not only teachers also developers and other Moodle users will benefit. Better
understanding of Moodle´s user interface and the learning process within Moodle might
improve quality of use.
Eye Tracking, Moodle, Usability Testing, e-Learning, User Interface Design
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