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Designing with Teachers: A case study exploring design guidelines for distance-learning environments
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The research question for this study is “What different design guidelines can be distilledfrom teachers in a distance education organization when they are tasked to imagine theinterface for synchronous video communication with students”. Previous research hasshown that live streaming technologies are a viable option for students but more research isneeded with the teacher perspective. By employing qualitative methods such as semi-structured interviews and holding a participatory design workshop with teachers atdistance learning facilitator in Sweden this study argues that an online learning platformshould be designed with social media aspects in mind, the ability to hold teacher-heldlectures on a regular basis, present different modes of participation in order to improveonline distance learning. The author suggests that more studies with the teacherperspective in mind should be conducted to further improve the understanding of teachers’needs in an online distance-learning environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 30 p.
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), 2016.09
Keyword [en]
e-learning, distance education, participatory design, human-computer interaction
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122041OAI: diva2:936812
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Master's Programme in Human-Computer Interaction
Available from: 2016-06-14 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2016-06-14Bibliographically approved

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