ERIC Number: ED207451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
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A Course Evaluation System in an Open University.
Chacon, Fabio J.
A model is presented for response to evaluating instruction in a university based on the teaching-at-a-distance concept. Technically appropriate and operationally viable, this model is applied to the National Open University of Venezuela (UNA). The model is based on two principles of educational evaluation: (1) the concept of evaluation as a supporting activity for decision-making, by providing the adequate information to each decision level and for each type of decision; and (2) the idea that evaluation has to be responsive to the concerns, needs, and specific situation of the intended audiences. Chapter I reports the purpose of the study, the conceptual framework, the institutional context, evaluation "hypotheses" and the research organization. Chapter II reviews the literature with focus on the Open University, an evaluation of instructional systems and a summary of requirements for the course evaluation system (CES). Chapter III presents the method and design examining such areas as evaluation stages, evaluation criteria, guidelines for reporting, and recommendations. Recommendations focus on UNA action necessary to implement the model such as initiating the model through an institutional seminar. Appendices include: the questionnaire for the evaluation of course plans, questionnaire for the evaluation by experts of texts and study guides, questionnaire for the evaluation of audiovisual programs, and a student survey of the local center services. (LC)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Venezuela