ERIC Number: ED317041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
L'Evaluation des didacticiels: Essai de synthese de la documentation et du materiel servant a l'evaluation (Evaluation of Courseware: Review of Documentation and Evaluation Materials). Publication K-12.
H.-Lemonnier, France; Moisan, Renate
A discussion of the evaluation of computer courseware looks at its history, the kinds of instruments developed for the purpose of evaluation, and evaluation trends. The first chapter presents three types of evaluation models: (1) those centered on educational objectives, (2) those centered on the use or value of a program, and (3) those emphasizing the type of decision-making implied in the evaluation. The second chapter looks at the content of courseware evaluation instruments, focusing on the descriptive, pedagogical, and technical aspects. Chapter three takes a broader look at general perceptions of courseware evaluation, examining the role of formative and summative evaluation, the nature and types of evaluation instrument, and the types and origins of specific criteria used for evaluation. Fifteen specific recommendations for the improvement of the evaluation process and methods are presented. Appended materials include several articles in French and English on courseware evaluation, lists of the terms and expressions used in various kinds of evaluation instruments, and an outline of the path evaluation procedure. A glossary and a 200-item bibliography are also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Courseware, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Material Evaluation, Models, Summative Evaluation
International Center for Research on Bilingualism, Par Casault-Universite Laval, Quebec GIK 7P4, Canada.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.