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Title: Learning object metadata surrogates in search result interfaces : user evaluation, design and content
Author: Balatsoukas, Panagiotis
ISNI:       0000 0004 2685 2631
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2009
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Abstract:
The purpose of this research was to evaluate user interaction with learning object metadata surrogates both in terms of content and presentation. The main objectives of this study were: (1) to review the literature on learning object metadata and user-centred evaluation of metadata surrogates in the context of cognitive information retrieval (including user-centred relevance and usability research); (2) to develop a framework for the evaluation of user interaction with learning object metadata surrogates in search result interfaces; (3) to investigate the usability of metadata surrogates in search result interfaces of learning object repositories (LORs) in terms of various presentation aspects (such as amount of information, structure and highlighting of query terms) as a means for facilitating the user relevance judgment process; (4) to investigate in-depth the type of content that should be included in learning object metadata surrogates in order to facilitate the process of relevance judgment; (5) to provide a set of recommendations—guidelines for the design of learning object metadata surrogates in search result interfaces both in terms of content and presentation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Loughborough University ; State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), Greece ; John Campbell Trust
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.519742  DOI: Not available
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