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Towards an Ergonomics of Knowledge Systems: Improving the Design of Technology Enhanced Learning

Towards an Ergonomics of Knowledge Systems: Improving the Design of Technology Enhanced Learning
Towards an Ergonomics of Knowledge Systems: Improving the Design of Technology Enhanced Learning
As Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) systems become more essential to education there is an increasing need for their creators to reduce risk and to design for success. We argue that by taking an ergonomic perspective it is possible to better understand why TEL systems succeed or fail, as it becomes possible to analyze how well they are aligned with their users and environment. We present three TEL case studies that demonstrate these ideas, and show how an ergonomic analysis can help frame the problems faced in a useful way. In particular we propose using a variant of ergonomics that emphasizes the expression, communication and use of knowledge within the system; we call this approach Knowledge System Ergonomics.
Millard, David
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Howard, Yvonne
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Millard, David
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Howard, Yvonne
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Millard, David and Howard, Yvonne (2010) Towards an Ergonomics of Knowledge Systems: Improving the Design of Technology Enhanced Learning. European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Spain. 28 Sep - 01 Oct 2010.

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Abstract

As Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) systems become more essential to education there is an increasing need for their creators to reduce risk and to design for success. We argue that by taking an ergonomic perspective it is possible to better understand why TEL systems succeed or fail, as it becomes possible to analyze how well they are aligned with their users and environment. We present three TEL case studies that demonstrate these ideas, and show how an ergonomic analysis can help frame the problems faced in a useful way. In particular we propose using a variant of ergonomics that emphasizes the expression, communication and use of knowledge within the system; we call this approach Knowledge System Ergonomics.

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Published date: September 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: Sept 28 - Oct 1, 2010
Venue - Dates: European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Spain, 2010-09-28 - 2010-10-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 271354
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271354
PURE UUID: bb4a9745-b3d4-4056-a085-9b1d177b1a76
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710

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Date deposited: 07 Jul 2010 11:13
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:12

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