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http://professores_inglês/sites/avaliação: avaliação de sites para/por professores de inglês

by Palermo, Juliana Fridrich

Abstract (Summary)
This study aims at 1) describing and interpreting the evaluation of Englishteacher websites by English teachers, taken as a phenomenon of humanexperience, and 2) investigating these teachers? representations of websitesdesigned for them. To achieve these purposes, this study is founded on theconcept of social representations (Moscovici, 1961/1976, 1976, 2003), on webdesign research proposed by Skaalid (1998) and Nielsen (1994, 2000, 2003,2004, 2005), and on the discussion of instruments and website evaluationcriteria (Nielsen, 2005; Schrock, 1998 e Maclachlan, 2002).The methodological approach chosen is the hermeneutic-phenomenologicalone (Ricoeur, 1986/2002; van Manen,1900; Freire, 2006). The researchenvironment was the web, the virtual context in which the participant teachersand the researcher interacted through e-mail. The electronic medium wastherefore used to send and receive three questionnaires, and their fiftyensuing messages.The results indicate that English teachers show a greater concern aboutwebsite content, general organization and navigation. As for thephenomenon described and investigated, preferences, possibilities, usabilityand reflection were the four themes that structure the English teachers?experience of evaluating sites designed for them. Moreover, the researchresults provide subsidies to begin thinking about the design of a websiteassessment instrument for English teachers
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Maximina Maria Freire

School:Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Web design

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Date of Publication:09/28/2007

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