ERIC Number: ED233160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May-9
Reference Count: 0
The Development of an Evaluation Instrument for Computer Programs with Application in Vocational Education. Final Report.
Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Vocational-Technical Education Dept.
This project was conducted to develop and validate an evaluation instrument for computer programs with application in vocational education. The project consisted of six components: (1) review of existing evaluation models for educational computer software; (2) development of the evaluation instrument: (3) testing the evaluation instrument; (4) modification and revision of the evaluation instrument; (5) diffusion of the evaluation instrument; and (6) project administration. The evaluation instrument was developed with the cooperation and assistance of an active advisory committee, which recommended the incorporation of a user's guide into the instrument. The instrument and guide were developed to ensure freedom from sex and racial/ethnic bias and stereotyping and to meet the special needs of learners who are disadvantaged or handicapped or who have limited English competence. The evaluation instrument developed through this project will allow vocational teachers to evaluate software, hardware requirements, and usability. As a result of the project, the following recommendations were made: (1) evaluation instruments be disseminated to all secondary and community college vocational teachers; (2) a data-based computer management system be established to file the completed evaluations by vocational program area and level; and (3) the system be established as part of the Oregon State University/Oregon Department of Education Program Improvement Center to collect and maintain the database and disseminate the evaluations to teachers around the state. (The evaluation instrument and user's guide are included in the report.) (KC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computers, Databases, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Information Dissemination, Information Storage, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Two Year Colleges, User Satisfaction (Information), Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Career and Vocational Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Vocational-Technical Education Dept.