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Assessing the Usefulness and Usability of Online Learning Activities: MapStats for Kids

Sven Fuhrman, John J. Bosley, Bonan Li, Stephen Crawford, Alan MacEachren, Roger Downs, and Mark Gahegan


MapStats for Kids is concerned with the development of online learning activities based on data from the FedStats web portal. The development of these web applications requires that the tools will be useful and usable for students, grades 4-8. In order to assess web applications developed according to the aboverequirements a range of usability testing methods will be applied within the project.