ERIC Number: ED373743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Qualitative Evaluation of an Integrated Hypermedia Training Environment.
Nelson, Adam; Harvey, Francis
A qualitative study of an intensive week-long adult-training course taught with integrated hypermedia was conducted to document course implementation and to formulate questions and hypotheses about aspects of learning with hypermedia to guide future researchers. The hypermedia training was that of the Cities in Schools (CIS) Program Operations training, a management-training course for directors of CIS dropout-prevention programs. A qualitative observational data method was used, with observations recorded throughout the week-long training. Questions that further study may address are: (1) diversity of learners; (2) pairing learners; (3) introduction of participants; (4) objectives and evaluation; (5) course evaluation forms; (6) action plans; (7) trainer-developed activities; (8) supplemental learning materials; (9) entertaining activities and videos; (10) use of print resources; (11) hypermedia and trainer predilection; (12) time management; and (13) process checks. One table gives a taxonomy of the observation types. (Contains 14 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adults, Classification, Computer Assisted Instruction, Data Collection, Dropout Prevention, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Hypermedia, Integrated Activities, Learning, Observation, Qualitative Research, Research Needs, Teaching Methods, Time Factors (Learning), Training Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cities in Schools
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (16th, Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994); see IR 016 784.