Finding Appropriate Learning Objects: An Empirical Evaluation

  • Jehad Najjar
  • Joris Klerkx
  • Riina Vuorikari
  • Erik Duval
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3652)


The challenge of finding appropriate learning objects is one of the bottlenecks for end users in Learning Object Repositories (LORs). This paper investigates usability problems of search tools for learning objects. We present findings and recommendations of an iterative usability study conducted to examine the usability of a search tool used to find learning objects in ARIADNE Knowledge Pool System [1]. Findings and recommendations of this study are generalized to other similar search tools.


Learning Object Digital Library Search Tool Empirical Evaluation Usability Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jehad Najjar
    • 1
  • Joris Klerkx
    • 1
  • Riina Vuorikari
    • 1
  • Erik Duval
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentK.U.LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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