Monday, March 31, 2008

Weeks 5 & 6: Evaluation methods

Over the next two weeks you will be exploring the different functions/types of evaluation i.e. methods you could use in your project. The method you choose will depend on the purpose of the evaluation. You have already heard the words formative and summative, needs analysis etc.

Well what does it all mean? Lots to look at on WikiEducator. The focus this time is to explore some projects in the literature and the types of evaluation which others have done. It is a good idea to choose projects in a discipline similar to your own.

You are now getting close to preparing an evaluation plan in preparation for carrying out your evaluation.

Poll about study hours each week
There is a poll running at the moment, as some of you have noticed, about the time you are spending each week. It would be great to find out how many hours you are all spending on average.

Remember there is a presentation on Thursday night, 3 April 7.30-8.30 pm. Bonnie and Suzie from Northland Polytechnic will be speaking about the evaluation project they did for this course - DVD resources in nursing. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. Click on the meeting link to access the web conference on Elluminate.

It is best if you have a headset with microphone, and/or standing microphone so you can speak, but if this is not possible, then you can still listen and use the chat facility.

Make sure you test the link well in advance - it is open now, and if any problems contact me.

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