UX thoughts about MOOCS

Studying user experience and engagement in Coursera

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Usability guidelines for labeling MOOC videolectures


In order to design usable and efficient interfaces, hurdles of interacting with our system or contents should be minimized. And some of this burden is often caused by small details that could be easily solved once we are aware of them.

For example, indicating the videolecture length within the video title would allow students to easily assess the time they will need to watch the video, and decide if they want to start it or not, without having to open the video and wait until it is loaded to check the timer.

Looking at the screenshots of Videolecture pages from different courses, we can  identify some aspects that will improve the usability of this section:

Screenshot of the Videolectures page from 3 different courses Continue reading