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ERIC Number: ED405848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
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Formative Evaluation of the HETI ED-Net Master's Program in Instructional Technology: Another Piece of the Puzzle.
Eastmond, Nick; And Others
The Department of Instructional Technology at Utah State University instituted a distance education Master's degree program enrolling over 60 students at sites throughout Utah. Initial funding for the program was provided by Utah's Higher Education Technology Initiative (HETI). This report is part of an ongoing effort to provide feedback to the program's administrators, faculty, and associated graduate students. Members of a Master's level evaluation course polled the opinions of students in the Ed-Net program. The evaluators attended part of a class session, found information on the World Wide Web about the site where the class was conducted, formed additional evaluation questions, distributed an e-mail questionnaire, and conducted telephone interviews with members of the class. A summary report provides program background and compiles findings from all sites, followed by individual reports from the seven sites. Overall, HETI students view the program extremely favorably. Student responses are classified into six issue areas: feedback, site interaction, costs of program, program flexibility, site improvement/technology, and teaching methods/course content. Recommendations for further development and refinement of the HETI program are provided. Appendices include a list of enrolled students by site and a graphic representation of the evaluation activities of the class. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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