Monday, April 14, 2008

Weeks seven and eight: Negotiate and write an evaluation plan

First up, I hope some of you can make the Elluminate presentation by Sandra Elias - live from Vancouver - Thursday 17 April 5.30 - 6.30 pm ( The presentation is about an evaluation of how online discussion was used in a midwifery nutrition course.

The schedule this week
This week if you are following the course schedule closely, you will need to firm up your ideas for your evaluation project. Remember to look at Assessment and Marking Schedule for the pointers on this part of the assessment.

Things to do:
Decide on two eLearning guidelines against which you will evaluate - three is maximum.

  • Establish the paradigm and model for your evaluation.
  • Look at this example of an evaluation plan - Usability evaluation
  • Look at the evaluation tools on the companion web site for the book by Reeves, Thomas, C. and John G. Hedberg (2003), Interactive Learning Systems Evaluation, Englewood Cliffs: Educational Technology Publications.
    • You can download a Microsoft Word Rich Text Format (rtf) version of an Evaluation Plan Template.
    • Remember this can be modified to suit your situation.
  • Explore the Evaluation Cookbook to decide on some sampling methods for your project.
  • Prepare some draft ideas and post them on your blog.
  • Contact your lecturer to negotiate your plan.
  • Write up your plan more fully using the suggested section listed in the Assessment and Marking Schedule

Note: a lot of the information in your plan can also be used in your final report about the project.

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