ERIC Number: ED387096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Multimedia and Computer-Based Instructional Software: Evaluation Methods.
Gibbs, William J.
Testing and evaluation are important components of effective instructional software development. Many evaluation approaches today are multifaceted, employing a combination of methodologies and multiple data collection techniques. In this paper, several approaches to evaluation are discussed. Computerized tracking systems, videotape recording techniques, and verbal protocol analysis are presented as means by which to conduct more direct comprehensive evaluations of multimedia and hypermedia learning environments, as well as for observing learners' information processing. Results from inquiries that have employed these approaches are discussed, and their potential to affect the study of learners" cognitive processes is reviewed. Information is also provided on cognitive information processing and knowledge construction. Three tables illustrate concepts. (Contains 19 references.) (MAS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) Summer Conference. Proceedings (28th, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, June 18-22, 1995); see IR 017 305.