Critical design factors of developing a high-quality educational website: Perspectives of pre-service teachers

Wing Shui NG

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Abstract

In the design of a high-quality educational website, little research can be found to consider teachers’ point of views in the literature. Teachers are important stake-holders in the educational field. To achieve a more holistic discussion on the issue, a group of 70 pre-service teachers were invited to express their opinions on critical design factors of developing a high-quality website. Results show that web designers should put high emphasis to ease users’ browsing experience by providing a good web navigation system. The educational website should also be appealing by appropriately manipulating multimedia elements including color, graphics, fonts and typography. The multimedia learning principles should further be applied to enhance the educational purposes of the website. Among various areas of web design principles, audio was considered as less important in the design of an educational website. Copyright © 2014 Informing Science Institute.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-113
JournalIssues in Informing Science and Information Technology
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Citation

Ng, W.-S. (2014). Critical design factors of developing a high-quality educational website: Perspectives of pre-service teachers. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 11, 101-113.

Keywords

  • High-quality website
  • Pre-service teacher
  • Web design
  • Educational website evalua tion
  • Web design guidelines

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