Applying the Artifact Development Analysis to the Optimal Development of Means for Learning

M. Kurosu (Japan)


e-learning, Open University of Japan, Attitude of learner, Means for learning, Artifact Development Analysis


This article focuses on the selection and the rejection of means (artifacts) that help the user to achieve the goal of learning from the viewpoint of the Artifact Development Analysis (ADA). The author listed 19 different means for learning and conducted the questionnaire research for total of 200 informants on the selection and the rejection of those means for learning with possible list of 10 different reasons for the acceptance or the rejection. The main focus of the research is the use of e-learning and the TV-based Open University of Japan and positive and negative reasons for the use of these means were analyzed. The questionnaire research reported here brought a set of research questions for the contextual inquiry research that will follow this study where an in-depth understanding on the selection and the rejection of means for learning is expected.

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