The impact of user constructs on e-learning effectiveness using the Repertory Grid

Gladys To, Robert Phillip Wright, Stephen Chan

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Abstract

The present study examines e-Learning stakeholders' cognition by examining the participants' personal and shared constructs of experience, discussing their satisfaction in using the WebCT e-learning system as a case study. The method used in the research, Repertory Grid grounded by Personal Construct Theory, allows deeper insight into the core perceptive factors that influence respondents' attitudes. We found that the respondents understood the objectives and potentials offered by the system. They felt the system helped them learn and enhanced motivation through interaction, handling problems within short periods of time. Yet not every students found e-learning suitable for his or her learning style. The study also confirmed that human factors such as the impact of face-to-face and group interactions must be considered in formulating a comprehensive set of user requirements for learning systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education
Pages225-230
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event10th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education - Beijing, China
Duration: 8 Oct 200710 Oct 2007

Conference

Conference10th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period8/10/0710/10/07

Keywords

  • e-Learning
  • Repertory Grid
  • Usability
  • User constructs
  • User interface design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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