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Evaluating Usability and Content Accessibility for e-Learning Websites in the Middle East

Evaluating Usability and Content Accessibility for e-Learning Websites in the Middle East
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Author(s): Mustafa Hammad (Mutah University, Mu'tah, Jordan), Mohammad Alnabhan (Mutah University, Mu'tah, Jordan), Iyad Abu Abu Doush (American University of Kuwait, Salmiya, Kuwait), Gheed Mufied Alsalem (University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan), Fatima Abdalla Al-Alem (Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan) and Mouhammd Mahmoud Al-awadi (Mutah University, Mu'tah, Jordan)
Copyright: 2020
Volume: 16
Issue: 1
Pages: 9
Source title: International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Anabela Mesquita (ISCAP/IPP and Algoritmi Centre, University of Minho, Portugal) and Chia-Wen Tsai (Ming Chuan University, Taiwan)
DOI: 10.4018/IJTHI.2020010104

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Abstract

Quality has become a fundamental requirement for success and sustainability of websites. This study discusses the evaluation of some e-Learning websites as one of the main sources of information to administrators, students and teachers in the educational systems. This article investigates the quality of e-learning websites in the Middle East in term of usability and content accessibility. Eleven websites from eleven countries were selected for this study. Evaluations process is done based on different web diagnostic tools and measures. The experimental results show several issues on usability and content accessibility of the selected e-learning websites. Many usability problems with respect of speed and number of broken links were found. Moreover, the design of the selected websites is not fit with the content accessibility standards.

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