Fluid Course Administration & Content Management Personas feedback request

Michael S Elledge elledge at msu.edu
Mon Sep 22 20:31:20 UTC 2008


Hi all--

This would be especially important--and timely--for persons with 
disabilities. Accessible presentation of mathematical content remains a 
challenge and is a hot topic in the disability community.

Mike

Daphne Ogle wrote:
> 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.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Daphne
>
> 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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