How Do You Like To Learn?: Comparing User Preferences and Visit Length of Educational Web Sites

May 1st, 2002 | RESEARCH

This paper reports the results of a study designed to determine people's preferences for different types of Web-based educational activity. Researchers identified six activity types for comparison: Creative Play, Guided Tour, Interactive Reference, Puzzle/Mystery, Role-playing Story and Simulation. They collected two sets of data: 1) user exit surveys evaluating the study site and preferred genre or type of learning activity and 2) serve statistics indicating the duration of stay. Researchers found clear differences in preferences between adults and children.


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Team Members

David Schaller, Author, Educational Web Adventures, LLP
Steven Allison-Bunnell, Author, Educational Web Adventures, LLP
Minda Borun, Author, The Franklin Institute Science Museum
Margaret Chambers, Author


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies Today!
Volume: 5
Number: 2
Page(s): 1

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Audience: Adults | Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Computing and information science | Education and learning science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Games | Simulations | Interactives | Media and Technology | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media