Transition From Textbook to Digital Delivery
Available Online 1 March 2021.
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- online course development, learner autonomy, website development, readability, usability
- This paper describes, explains, and evaluates the transformation of a text-based course into a multimodal, open-access course website. Based on an extensive needs analysis, a course website was selected to house materials for a tailormade thesis writing and presentations course for computer science majors. The theoretical underpinnings based on language, learning, and learners’ beliefs were formulated. One of the core concepts was the desire to develop learner autonomy. With this pedagogic base, the course units’ scope, focus, and objectives were decided, and then the course content was created. Some practical website design concepts, including the separation of content, styling, and behaviors, are discussed. Extensive usability testing was conducted using focus groups to identify potential improvements to the website’s readability and usability. Since its initial release, both course tutors and learners have positively evaluated this course website. The currently deployed version is a user-friendly, learner-friendly website that is easy to maintain and update. Future work will focus on improving learner engagement and improving the user experience.
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TY - CONF AU - John Blake PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/01 TI - Transition From Textbook to Digital Delivery BT - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 196 EP - 202 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.024 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.024 ID - Blake2021 ER -