A USABILITY ASSESSMENT OF AN EPUB 3.0 BASED EBOOK DEVELOPED FOR ALGORITHMS AND PROGRAMMING COURSE

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Gürcan Çetin, Osman Özkaraca, Murat Sakal, Ercüment Güvenç

Abstract

The digital self-learning among students is becoming increasingly popular with the widespread use of mobile devices. In this context, many academic institutions generate digital learning sources for their learners. EBooks offer new opportunities in the matter of the visualization of educational materials, access them from any place at any time. It is inevitable to use interactive eBooks in engineering education as well. This paper presents an eBook for students studying in Information System Engineering. It has been aimed to enhance algorithmic skills of students. Moreover, in this article, we have evaluated the usability of this eBook. The results of research show how the students assessed the interface quality, information quality and overall satisfaction of our eBook. The research was conducted by using a questionnaire method.

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EBook; EPUB3.0; eBook usability; interactive of algorithms and programming

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