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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 12, No. 2 (2016) open journal systems 


Usability assessment of educational software by students: Case of Ọpón-Ìmọ̀ in Osun State, Nigeria

Olawale Kazeem Tijani, University of Ilorin, Nigeria


Abstract
This study investigated usability of educational software: case of Ọpón-Ìmọ̀ in Osun state, Nigeria. Specifically, the study investigated influences of gender and school locations on students’ evaluation of Ọpón-Ìmọ̀ based on selected usability parameters. 701 students were selected from six secondary schools across the three Senatorial districts of the state. A researcher-developed instrument: Educational Software Usability Assessment Questionnaire (ESUAQ) was used for data collection. Using Pearsons Product Moment Correlation statistics, the instrument yielded reliability value of 0.87. t-test and ANOVA were used to test hypotheses one to five and six to ten respectively. Scheffe’s post-hoc test was used to locate the direction of difference established in ANOVA. The study revealed that gender and school location had no significant influence on students’ satisfaction with Ọpón-Ìmọ̀ (t (666) = 1.21, p>.05., F (2, 665) = 0.436, p>0.05); efficiency (t (666) = 0.68, p>.05, F (2, 665) = 2.420, p>0.05); retentiveness (t (666) = 1.22, p>.05, F (2, 665) = 2.792, p>0.05) and error prevention (t (666) = 0.15, p>.05,). School location had significant influence on learnability of the software, F (2, 665) = 10.87, p<0.05. The study recommends that Osun state government may take into account students’ location when teaching them how to use the software.


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