Title: Evaluating the Effectiveness of User’s Interests and User’s Nationality for Cultural Heritage Guidance as Informal Learning

Issue Number: Vol. 3, No. 3
Year of Publication: Sep - 2017
Page Numbers: 107-117
Authors: Abdul Kadir Jailani, Keijiro Araki, Shigeru Kusakabe
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002360


Evaluation is a crucial to determine the feasibility of context-aware mobile learning application in enhancing learning. This study investigates the effect of user’s interests and user’s nationality context in cultural heritage learning escalation. Therefore, we propose an evaluation model based on meaningful learning theory which represented into five characteristics, i.e. constructive, active, authentic, intentional and interactive. The characteristics of the evaluation model are discussed with a special focus on how the contexts can be used for suitable, valuable and enjoyable cultural heritage learning. Then, we conducted an experiment by asking some users to practice with our application namely NaCHL (Nationality-based Cultural Heritage Learning System), follow the learning tasks and write down their feedback after usage. Finally, the result of the analysis shows that the average value of participants who gave agreement with NaCHL is 81.5 percent. It proves the achievement of NaCHL in enhancing learning meaningfully.