USABILITY EVALUATION OF A DESKTOP VIRTUAL REALITY PROTOTYPE (DVRP) COURSEWARE TO ENHANCE KNOWLEDGE ON DRUG ABUSE

  • Ameer Fuhaili Mohamad Hashim Universiti Malaysia Perlis
  • Huzili Hussin Universiti Malaysia Perlis
  • Mohamad Hashim Othman Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
  • Sharifah Amnah Syed Ahmad Institut Pendidikan Guru, Tuanku Bainun Campus, Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Keywords: usability, usefulness, easy to use, easy to learn, desktop, virtual reality, courseware, evaluation, prototype, knowledge, drug abuse

Abstract

Evaluation is a way to measure the usability of a computer-based system. Usability is the ability to carry out tasks effectively, efficiently and with satisfaction. Usability is the extent to which users can use a computer system to achieve specified goals effectively and efficiently while promoting feelings of satisfaction in a given context of use. It can be broadly defined as “ease of use”, and “usefulness”. This study aims to evaluate the usability, of the Desktop Virtual Reality Prototype (DVRP) courseware in enhancing knowledge on drug abuse among student teachers in a Teacher Education Institution. A total of 35 student-teachers were identified through simple random method to evaluate the usability of DVRP. In order to assess the usability of the DVRP courseware, the USE Questionnaire (Lund, 2001) was employed. USE stands for Usefulness, Satisfaction, and Ease of use. The results of this study on the usability show that the uses are very positive using the DVRP courseware and very effective and efficient to be used to enhance knowledge on drug abuse.

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Author Biographies

Ameer Fuhaili Mohamad Hashim, Universiti Malaysia Perlis
School of Human Development & Technocommunication
Huzili Hussin, Universiti Malaysia Perlis
School of Human Development & Technocommunication
Mohamad Hashim Othman, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
School of Educational Studies
Published
26-06-2016
How to Cite
Hashim, A. F. M., Hussin, H., Othman, M. H., & Syed Ahmad, S. A. (2016). USABILITY EVALUATION OF A DESKTOP VIRTUAL REALITY PROTOTYPE (DVRP) COURSEWARE TO ENHANCE KNOWLEDGE ON DRUG ABUSE. Journal of Techno Social, 8(1). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JTS/article/view/1355
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