University Website Ranking from Usability Criteria Perspective; A Case Study in IRAN
The Web is becoming the most important scholarly communication tool and it makes more and more scientific information accessible. In recent years, university Web rankings have become in importance around the world. The central hypothesis of the ranking is that the university’s web presence reflects its global performance, the quality of its departments and services, the impact of its outputs and its international prestige. One of the most important dimensions in university Website ranking is visibility factor and usability. The dimension includes qualitative and quantitative criteria. The current paper attempts to priorities usability criteria for university Website then evaluate selected universities’ websites as a case study by some of the qualitative sub-criteria. The results show there are strong correlation between usability factors and university Website ranking.
Mohammad Javad Kargar