Fluid Course Administration & Content Management Personas feedback request

Daphne Ogle daphne at media.berkeley.edu
Mon Sep 22 18:31:28 UTC 2008

This is a really good idea Herb!  Perhaps you could send a message to  
Allison, Erin and I to remind us which CIs you participated in (the  
only reason I ask for this off list is because of privacy issues -- we  
don't want to reveal participants real names outside the research the  
team).  We have the raw notes for all the CIs and can dig into the  
details.   We could also chat about it sometime this week if you think  
that would be helpful.



On Sep 19, 2008, at 2:21 PM, Herb Wideman wrote:

> Great work on these personas! The level of detail on instructors’
> pedagogical approaches and everyone’s day-to-day operational  
> strategies
> is very thick and should be of great value in both designing and  
> testing
> UI components. I wonder whether some consideration should be given to
> adding or altering a primary or secondary persona to include one that
> makes heavy use of mathematics and math-based modeling in their work –
> none of the personas appear to do so at this point. In the contextual
> inquiries I participated in at York the issues of presenting
> mathematical representations for formulae and math-driven
> visual/graphical models, and providing appropriate online tools for
> creating and editing these, were seen as problematic. As mathematical
> formulations and math-based modeling are so prevalent in the hard
> sciences and engineering this may need to be brought to the fore in  
> one
> primary or secondary persona. With respect to prioritizing LMS user
> needs, it's worth noting that there are far more students and  
> faculty in
> these areas than in say foreign language departments.
> Herb Wideman
> Senior Researcher
> Institute for Research on Learning Technologies
> York University
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Daphne Ogle
Senior Interaction Designer
University of California, Berkeley
Educational Technology Services
daphne at media.berkeley.edu
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