This is the website screenshots of ECUAD online learning website
The aim of this project is to test whether we could apply the interaction design strategies of social media sites and applications to facilitate student engagement in online learning?
In order to investigate the differences of user experiences and behaviors between web activities of social media and online education, I conducted an online survey with 36 undergraduate students. The results show that 70% of the participants like online courses because they are simple, time saving and flexible, while over 60% don’t like it because it’s lack of interaction with both the peers and the teacher. On the other hand, 68% and 78% of the students prefer to use social media sites because the instant messaging and content sharing feature allow them to interact within a community more often. Therefore, adding some of the interaction design elements and features from social media sites may resolved the passive interaction and communication problems of online education to engage more users.
In this phase, 10 students are asked to test out the final prototype of the new online education site in terms of navigation, layouts and visual impact compared with the school’s moodle site. Students are given brief details about the intention of the design and basic function of the site, and are asked to perform certain tasks such as course finding, instant messaging and note taking.