ERIC Number: ED244141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A System for Evaluating Microcomputer Courseware for Vocational and Technical Education. Final Report.
Chase, Shirley A.; And Others
A project was conducted to design a system for evaluating microcomputer courseware for vocational and technical education. Through a literature review and contacts with organizations and individuals involved in courseware evaluation and use, project staff identified and acquired for review documents pertaining to courseware evaulation, vocational or technical education courseware products, and evaluation forms. A matrix was developed to aid in producing a preliminary evaluation form. Two panels of consultants refined the evaluation form and assisted in development of a companion guide. Pilot-test participants and supplemental reviewers helped to refine the form and guide further. Following the 30-page narrative, the system for evaluating microcomputer courseware--the evaluation form and evaluation guide--is provided. The courseware evaluation form contains three parts: descriptive information about the courseware, evaluative criteria, and a summary rating. Written to assist users of the courseware evaluation form, the guide includes a brief description and explanation of the evaluation form, a suggested procedure for using the evaluation system, a glossary of terms, and a brief explanation of every item in the courseware evaluation form. Recommendations are made for continued efforts in courseware evaluation. Project materials--lists of panel members, correspondence, agendas--are appended. Listings of references and additional readings are provided. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For a related document, see CE 038 482.