Title

Organization of Materials and Accessing the Library in Blackboard: A Learner-centered Usability Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2018

Keywords

Learning management systems, Blackboard, Embedded librarianship, Student centered learning, E-learning, Usability standards

Abstract

If we put the students in charge, how would they organize their course materials? What would their preferences reflect about approaches to organization? In order to engage with these research questions, a usability study aligned with social constructivist pedagogy and participatory design is described and evaluated as an avenue for investigation. The study entailed a classroom activity in which an adapted card-sort (using Legos) challenged students to organize their course materials, including librarian-created research materials, for their Composition II course's Blackboard site.

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