ERIC Number: ED218075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Learning for Continuing Engineering Education. Draft Report, Revised.
Cole, Henry P.; Moss, Judson
This report documents the measurement of learning outcomes and the formative/summative evaluation of courses as derived from the activities and experiences of educators in many fields of endeavor to determine how best to design courses of instruction and how to measure the learning outcomes resulting from courses. The report is divided into four major parts. The first part describes a general typology of continuing education courses, the characteristics of persons enrolled in such courses, and the use of formative and summative evaluation in course development. The second part is a detailed explanation concerning the use of various types of testing procedures in measuring learning outcomes. The third part describes alternative methods for developing valid and reliable tests to measure individual learning achievement and overall course effectiveness. Methods for reporting the results of learning assessments to individuals and groups are presented in the last section. The report is written such that parts of it may be useful to individuals with specific needs without having to read the whole text and is facilitated by a detailed table of contents and a detailed subject index. A precis of the 14 chapters is included in the preface. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Engineering, Engineering Education, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Measures (Individuals), Pretests Posttests, Professional Continuing Education, Science Education, Student Characteristics, Summative Evaluation, Testing
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Engineering.