Using UX research methods to inform online course design
Using UX research methods to inform online course design at Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
School: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Team Members: Nick Daniels
In the Vet School's Digital Education Unit we assist with the design, support and maintenance of a large portfolio of online postgraduate courses. To make these courses effective and easy for students to use, we need to make a series of design choices:
- what we include, highlight or leave out on any given VLE page
- how we structure, name, and order VLE content
- what technical demands we place on online students and technology they have available
- how we help online students to overcome technical challenges they might face while studying with us
- how we help online students feel a part of the University of Edinburgh community
There is currently a lack of evidence available to help us make these choices. There is a gap between what we need to know about our online students, and what we actually know. This project aims to close that gap.
Final project report