The Quality of Interface Design for Educational Courseware Development in Malaysian Educational Context

By Norfadilah Kamaruddin, Ji Yong Park and NamYong Hyun.

Published by The Design Collection

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Interactive educational courseware has been adopted in diverse education sectors such as primary, secondary, tertiary education, vocational and professional training. In Malaysian educational context, the ministry of education has implemented Smart School Project that aims to increase high level of academic achievement in primary and secondary schools by using interactive educational courseware. However, many researchers have reported that many coursewares fail to accommodate the learner and teacher needs. In particular, the interface design is not appropriately designed in terms of quality of learning. This paper reviews educational courseware development process in terms of defining quality of interface design and suggests a conceptual model of interface design through the integration of design components and interactive learning experience into the development process. As a result, it defines the concept of interactive learning experience in a more practical approach in order to implement each stage of the development process in a seamless and integrated way.

Keywords: Educational Courseware Design, Interface Design, Interactive Learning Experience

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.315-326. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.229MB).

Norfadilah Kamaruddin

PhD Candidate, Art and Design, Creative Industries Faculty, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Brisbane, Malaysia

Norfadilah Kamaruddin is a lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia, as well as a PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Her research is focused on developing effective interface design guidelines for educational courseware to enhance and create interactive learning experience.

Dr. Ji Yong Park

Lecturer, Creative Industries Faculty, Qeensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia

Dr. Ji Yong Park is a lecturer in Web Design and Interactive Media, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. His research interests are in the development of training methodology for designers and design students via online in terms of interactive learning experience design and web site evaluation methodology in terms of user experience.

Prof. NamYong Hyun

Professor, College of Art & Culture, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Gangwon, South Korea

Prof. Hyun is a professor at Kangwon National University, South Korea.

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