Challenges of Malaysian developers in creating good interfaces for interactive courseware

Kamaruddin, Norfadilah (2010) Challenges of Malaysian developers in creating good interfaces for interactive courseware. The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 9(1), pp. 37-42.

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There are many reasons why interface design for interactive courseware fails to support quality of learning experiences. The causes such as the level of interactivity, the availability of the interfaces to interact with the end users and a lack of deep knowledge about the role of interface design by the designers in the development process are most acknowledged. Related to this, as a creator for the interactive courseware, generally the developers expect the resources that they produced are effective, accurate and robust. However, rarely do the developers have the opportunity to create good interfaces with the emphasis on time consuming, money and skill. Thus, some challenges faces by them in the interface design development can’t be underestimated as well. Therefore, their perspective of the interactive courseware is important to ensure the material and also the features of the interactive courseware can facilitate teaching and learning activity. Within this context in mind, this paper highlights the challenges that faces by the Malaysian developer from the ten face to face interviewed data gathered. It discusses from the Malaysian developer perspectives that involved in the development of interface design for interactive courseware for the Smart School Project. Particularly, in creating such a great interfaces, the highlights challenges will present within the constraints of time, curriculum demand, and competencies of the development team.

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ID Code: 40197
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: DOAJ publication
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Keywords: interactive courseware, development process
ISSN: 1303-6521
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design) (120307)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
Deposited On: 20 Feb 2011 23:08
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2011 06:18

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