Usability of Academic Management System

Wan Azlan Wan Hassan, Norhawani Ahmad Teridi, Khairul Annuar Abdullah, Azhar Hamid, Kamaruzaman Jusoff, Norziha Megat Mohd Zainuddin Zainuddin

Abstract


The usability of system lies on the effectiveness and ease-of-use of a system. The main function of Academic Management System (AMS) is to assist university staff to manage students’ records. A student record embodies in various and numerous courses management, finance, examination, accommodation and other essential information. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the concept of system usability. It subsequently observes and analyzes the usability of AMS at a university by applying Nielsen’s heuristic evaluation method. As a preliminary study, the usability of AMS at one of the Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) in Malaysia has been chosen and assessed. The results obtained can be served as comparative guides for future betterments and references to the IHL. The study shows that the usability constructs selected are not being fulfilled in AMS. Recommendations to improve the usability of AMS are also discussed. Key words: Academic System; Usability; Usability Construct; Human-Computer Interaction; Standards

Keywords


Academic System; Usability; Usability Construct; Human-Computer Interaction; Standards

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.mse.1913035X20110501.009

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