ERIC Number: ED140775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Lesson Review as a Formative Evaluation Tool.
For the last three years the Military Training Centers (MTC) PLATO support group has been experimenting with the development of a number of formalized techniques for assisting authors in writing instructionally effective courseware. These methods, collectively referred to as "lesson reviewing," vary widely depending on individual authors' needs. Basically, a lesson review is a set of comments about the lesson ranging from alternative instructional strategy suggestions to grammatical corrections, from content accuracy to punctuation. This report describes the evolution of the lesson review process and discusses review effectiveness in terms of resulting lesson revision and author training. A number of recommendations are made for improving review effectiveness in the future, emphasizing these areas: (1) reviewer characateristics; (2) reviewer/author relationship; and (3) review content/format. (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.