The role of subjective quality judgements in user preferences for mobile learning apps
AbstractThis study investigated whether subjective quality judgements on sound and picture quality across three devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini) affected user preferences for learning applications. We tested 20 native Finnish-speaking users trialing generic audio clips, video clips, and two kinds of learning apps that were heavily reliant on sound. It was found that there was a main effect of the device on perceived sound quality, replicating earlier findings. However, these judgements did not impact on the users’ preferences for different devices nor on their preferences for different applications. The results are interpreted as indicating that perceived quality and affordances are less important for users in these contexts than other considerations (e.g., convenience, mobility, etc.).
CitationUther M, Ylinen S. The Role of Subjective Quality Judgements in User Preferences for Mobile Learning Apps. Education Sciences. 2019; 9(1):3.
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