UX Evaluation of a School Newspaper Creation Platform


Media and information literacy is an increasingly important skill, especially for the younger audiences who consume and believe in information that may not be credible. Thus, school journalism can contribute to combat misinformation and develop media literacy in young people. This paper reports on a platform developed to create school newspapers and support news writing in Portuguese. This tool has several features that can help students write news, such as detecting possible spelling errors and suggesting corrections, suggesting synonyms, and searching for related news sorted by credibility level that can be used to add information to the student's text. The goal is to encourage students’ critical thinking about the content they access and create. This paper describes the tests carried out with 44 students and teachers from Portuguese schools on the platform to evaluate the quality of the user experience. The tests assessed momentary UX perception, separating participants into two user profiles, authors, and editors. The methodology applied for this evaluation was divided into four moments: (i) contextualisation of the project and scope of the platform; (ii) initial characterisation questionnaire to learn more about their writing and reading habits, participation and experience in newspapers and contact with news and familiarity with the concept of fake news; (iii) usage scenario, in which participants were able to try the platforms’ functionalities; and (iv) final questionnaire, assessing usability, use of the platform and understanding the fundamental aspects of the solution, utilising the SAM and SUS scales.

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Luísa Júlio, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Mariana Alves, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Martinho Mota, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Raquel Cabral, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Telmo Silva, University of Aveiro, Portugal

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Conference: PCE2023
Stream: Language Development & Literacy

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To cite this article:
Júlio L., Alves M., Mota M., Cabral R., & Silva T. (2023) UX Evaluation of a School Newspaper Creation Platform ISSN: 2758-0962 The Paris Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0962.2023.58
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0962.2023.58

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