During October 27-31, 2009, IE faculty Prof. Joi Moore, visiting scholar Prof. Xiaoqing Gu and research assistants Weichao Chen and Camille Dickson-Deane attended 2009 AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) International Convention. The convention took place at Louisville, Kentucky. The main theme this year is “Integrative Approaches: Meeting Challenges”. The conversion provided IE lab members great opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary discussions with researchers and practitioners from all over the world. Three presentations related to usability evaluation were made by the IE lab members. Topics covered included respectively usability evaluation of online courses, training of usability evaluators, and instructional design of usability evaluation training.
- Prof. Joi Moore and Camille Dickson-Deane, in the division of “Distance Learning”: Evaluating Online Boating Safety Courses: Are they Usable?
- Camille Dickson-Deane, Prof. Joi Moore and Weichao Chen, in the division of “Training & Performance”: Building Competency for Usability Evaluation of E-learning courses.
- Weichao Chen and Prof. Joi Moore, in the division of “Design and Development”: Formative Evaluation Training within a Technology Development Course