HCI-Based Guidelines for Electronic and Mobile Learning for Arabic Speaking Users: Do They Effectively Exist?

  • Muhanna Muhanna
  • Edward Jaser
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8514)


Electronic and mobile learning in recent years has been considered as an invaluable tool to support the learning process. Several tools and comprehensive platforms have been developed in the paradigms of e-learning and m-learning. One issue is the usability of these tools. It is essential to define metrics to measure efficiency, learnability, satisfaction and other usability properties. Another equally important issue is the presence of guidelines compiled based on accumulated scientific reasoning behind design decisions. In this paper, we discuss the issue of HCI-based guideline specific to designing e- and m-learning platforms and tools intended for Arabic users. We present our analysis on the availability of such guidelines, their deployment and to whether they adequately address the challenges characteristic to Arabic language.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhanna Muhanna
    • 1
  • Edward Jaser
    • 1
  1. 1.King Hussein School for Computing SciencesPrincess Sumaya University for TechnologyAmmanJordan

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