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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author MacDonald, Catherine Ann
URN etd-03302010-183203
Document Title Benchmarking educational web portals : an application of the Kano method
Degree MEd
Department Computer Integrated Education
Advisor Name Title
Prof J G Knoetze Supervisor
  • perception of quality
  • portals
  • educational web portals
  • Kano method
  • Noriaki Kano
  • customer requirements
  • one-dimensional requirements
  • must-be requirements
  • attractive requirements
  • benchmark specifications
Date 2009-09-01
Availability unrestricted
The Kano method1 was used in order to determine the benchmark requirements of an educational web portal. A comprehensive list of possible specifications for an educational portal was constructed by examining the characteristics of educational portals globally. This information was used to develop a questionnaire in accordance with the Kano method. A number of hand-picked expert users were asked to answer the questionnaire. The results obtained from these questionnaires were used to categorize the importance of each component of a web portal as a “one-dimensional”2 , “must-be”3 or “attractive”4 requirement. The components categorized as “must-be” requirements were used to generate the benchmark of the minimum specifications of an educational web portal.

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MacDonald, MA 2008, Benchmarking educational web portals : an application of the Kano method, MEd dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-03302010-183203/ >

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