ERIC Number: ED078298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Institution Building and Evaluation.
Wedemeyer, Charles A.
Institutional modeling and program evaluation in relation to a correspondence program are discussed. The evaluation process is first considered from the viewpoint that it is an add-on activity, which is largely summative, and is the least desirable type of evaluation. Formative evaluation is next considered as a part of the process of institution building from the first step, which continues as an ongoing activity for the life of the institution, and is thus the most desirable evaluation process. Given the institutional concept and rationale for a new approach to the education of distant learners, including the over-all objectives to be achieved, a model of the new institution is projected. A conceptual matrix for building the correspondence institution is provided, which is useful in modeling because it (1) identifies all the elements that must be dealt with, and (2) provides a way for builders to "select the universe" that they wish to work within. A tentative three-stage model, in which the learner roles become the active focus, is provided. A planning matrix for modeling a correspondence teaching and learning institution is presented, and an appendix provides a list of the quality control subsystems that may be useful in fleshing out a model for a correspondence institution. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.
Note: Paper presented at Conference and Workshop on Correspondence Education in Africa (Nairobi, Kenya, 4-13 June, 1973)