ERIC Number: ED319362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
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Computer Aided Instruction in Teaching Program Evaluation.
Dowell, David A.; Binette, Holly A. Lizotte
This paper reports the results of two semesters of experience using computer-assisted instruction (CAI) to teach topics in program evaluation to undergraduate and graduate psychology students at California State University, Long Beach. (The topics addressed are models of evaluation, evaluability assessment, needs assessment, experimental and quasi-experimental design, management information systems, roles and conflicts, and cost-based evaluation methods.) A description of the structure of the program evaluation course in which the software is used is followed by a discussion of the graphical engine, a program compiled in Turbo Pascal which drives the tutorials and is capable of presenting graphics and text, taking student responses, and providing feedback. Results are reported of three preliminary evaluations involving 22 seniors and first year graduate students. It is noted that the CAI tutorials have not yet shown evidence of superiority over a more conventional textual presentation. (GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association (San Francisco, CA, October 19-21, 1989).