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Doctoral Dissertation in Human-Computer Interaction

Design and Development Problems of Interactive Interfaces to Support Multimedia Educational Environments

Dept. of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thesssaloniki (2001).

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My dissertation is in Greek Language. If you are interested to obtain the files, please proceed to the Greek sector.


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i. What is this dissertation about
ii. Research Questions
iii. Published papers
iv. Conclusions
v. Structure

0. Introduction
0.1. Abstract
0.2. Human-Computer Interface
0.3. Educational Interfaces
0.4. Basic Educational Theories
0.5. The "Technological Theory"
0.6.Multimedia (Hypermedia) Interfaces
0.7. Web Interfaces

Chapter 1: Theory and Taxonomy of Evaluation Methodologies
1.1. Abstract
1.2. What is an evaluation? (in general)
1.3. Educational evaluations
1.4. Interface evaluation
1.5. Basic characteristics of the evaluation
1.6. Kinds of evaluation
1.7. Steps of an evaluation
1.8. A more analytical taxonomy attempt
1.9. Evaluation problems
1.10. Discussion

Chapter 2: The Parameter of Time: the "Cognitive Graphical Jogthrough" Methodology
2.1. Abstract
2.2. The parameter of time in the evaluation
2.3. Research questions
2.4. The methods of "Cognitive Walk- and Jogthrough"
2.5. Evaluation preparation
2.6. Conduction of the evaluation
2.7. The "Cognitive Graphical Jogthrough"
2.8. Application in practice I: The "Network Simulator"
2.9. Application in practice II: "Perivallon"
2.10. Application in practice III: "Orestis"
2.11. Application in practice IV: "Ergani-CD"
2.12. Conclusions and discussion
2.13. The final proposal
2.14. Further research

Chapter 3: The Parameter of Reliability in Evaluation: The "Combinatory Evaluation"
3.1. Abstract
3.2. Reliability Questions
3.3. The "Combinatory Evaluation"
3.4. Description of the software under evaluation
3.5. Description of the evaluation approach
3.6. Description of the performed tasks and actions
3.7. The used evaluation methodologies
3.8. The sessions (technical)
3.9. The results about the software
3.10. Conclusions
3.11. Answers and discussion

Chapter 4: Evaluation in Web I: Heuristic Web Evaluation
4.1. Abstract
4.2. Evaluation with experts and criteria
4.3. Heuristic Evaluation
4.4. Adaptation to the web
4.5. Research questions
4.6. Adaptation, preparation and conduction of the evaluation session
4.7. Results
4.8. Conclusions
4.9. Discussion and Proposals
4.10. Further Research

Chapter 5: Open and Distance Learning today: Basic
5.1. Abstract
5.2. History
5.3. Examples
5.4. The Physiognomy of ODL
5.5. Theoretical Issues
5.6. Similarities and differentiations
5.7. Application and future of ODL
5.8. The evaluation of ODL environments
5.9. Conclusions-discussion

Chapter 6: Evaluation in Web II: Heuristic Evaluation of Open and Distance Learning Environments
6.1. Abstract
6.2. Introductory Questions
6.3. Heuristic Evaluation
6.4.Adaptation to the web
6.5. Research questions
6.6. Application of the method
6.7. Preparation and conduction of the session
6.8. Results - conclusions
6.9. Discussion - further research

7.1. Recapitalizing the dissertation
7.2. Answering of the questions
7.3. Further research
7.4. Final

Appendix 1.: Examples of closed type questions for questionnaires
Appendix 2.: The CGJ questionnaire
Appendix 3.: The stuff of the "Cognitive Graphical Jogthrough"
Appendix 4.: The stuff of the "Web heuristic evaluation"
Appendix 5.: The stuff of the "Web heuristic evaluation of ODL environments"
Appendix 6.: The diagrams from chapter 6