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Web Site Usability Survey

Please rate the usability of this site and provide us with feedback on ways we can improve the site to increase the benefit to both you and your students.


Evaluate this web site according to the following criteria. Choose the number that you feel the site deserves for each category. 5=Excellent and 1=Poor.

Speed

1. The main page or front page downloads efficiently.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

2. The main page or front page clearly states the purpose or the objective of the site.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

General Appearance

3. The home page is designed attractively and will entice users to explore further.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

4. The home page is designed clearly enough to be successfully manipulated by the intended user.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

Ease of Navigation

5. Users are able to move from page to page, link to link, item to item with ease.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

6. All links are clearly labeled and serve an identifiable function.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

7. Links provided to other pages and sites operate efficiently with no "broken links."
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

Content/Information

8. This site offers a wealth of information related to water quality science.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

9. The information is clearly labeled and organized and is easily understood by the user.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

10. The content of linked sites adds to the value of this site and helps in achieving the stated goals or objectives.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

11. This web project provides opportunities for teachers to use inquiry.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

12. The input or access of water quality data is a simple process.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

13. There is sufficient water quality data on this web site to provide meaningful comparisons to data collected in other geographical areas.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

14. Inquiry-based activities are available to download or print from the web site.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

15. A page containing teacher directions or a tutorial is available and helps to increase the ease of use of the site.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

Sources of Information

16. A list of all the project's participants is included.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

17. The participants are reliable sources of information.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

18. The site provides interactivity, such as an email link or a forum that increases its instructional value.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

Topicality

19. The site contains a date that indicates it was recently revised.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

Availability for further information

20. A contact person or e-mail address is readily available.
a. 5
b. 4
c. 3
d. 2
e. 1

Add the total number of points you awarded to this site and determine your overall rating. Place the number in the box below.

(100-91 points)
*****
This site is well designed and contains easy to navigate links with appropriate content to support stated objectives.

(90-81 points)
****
This site contains good material, but would not be easy to navigate for the non-expert.

(80-71 points)
***
This site contains some useful information, but it may be difficult to find and access by the non-expert.

(70-61 points)
**
Although useful information exists at this site, it would be impossible for a non-expert to find and access in a reasonable amount of time.

(60 and below)
*
This site contains a few pieces of information that makes it a possible alternative when other sources are not readily available and may be used by the non-expert, if bookmarks for specific areas of the site are provided.

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