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ERIC Number: ED247291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Criteria for Evaluating Microcomputer Software for Reading Development: Observations Based on Three British Case Studies.
Harrison, Colin
Differences in sets of criteria for evaluating microcomputer software are discussed. They are set against the results of three studies in which teachers in the United Kingdom evaluated five programs which were used in reading or English lessons. A comparison of the checklist criteria with the case study data was made using Stake's (1967) matrix of evaluation concerns. This suggested a heavy emphasis on antecedents in the checklists and on transactions in the case studies. In general, neither checklists nor case studies devoted great attention to empirically measured outcomes. A possible interpretation of the results is that while the checklists focussed on intrinsic evaluation, the case studies themselves focussed on practical classroom issues, notably attention and motivation. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)