Online learning environment design: A heuristic evaluation

Emily Hildebrand, Jennifer Bekki, Bianca Bernstein, Caroline J. Harrison

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The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the feasibility of using a heuristic evaluation to evaluate the quality of and suggest improvements to an online learning environment. The website evaluated in this study is a resilience training website targeting doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Findings from the heuristics evaluation are shown to provide a baseline of potential human factor issues related to user experience with the website and to suggest some preliminary design recommendations. Implications of utilizing a heuristic evaluation to improve the user-centered design of an online learning environment are further discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-37
Number of pages11
JournalComputers in Education Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education


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