Effect of improving the usability of an e-learning resource : a randomized trial
Please cite as follows:
Davids, M. R., Chikte, U. M. E. & Halperin, M. L. 2014. Effect of improving the usability of an e-learning resource: a randomized trial. Advances in Physiology Education, 38:155-160, doi:10.1152/advan.00119.2013.
The original publication is available at http://advan.physiology.org/content/38/2/155
Optimizing the usability of e-learning materials is necessary to reduce extraneous cognitive load and maximize their potential educational impact. However, this is often neglected, especially when time and other resources are limited. We conducted a randomized trial to investigate whether a usability evaluation of our multimedia e-learning resource, followed by fixing of all problems identified, would translate into improvements in usability parameters and learning by medical residents.