ERIC Number: ED417321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Evaluation Concepts and Practice in Selected Distance Education Institutions. ZIFF-Papiere 108.
Rathore, Harish, Ed.; Schuemer, Rudolf, Ed.
This document contains five papers examining evaluation concepts and practice in selected distance education (DE) institutions. "Preface" (Harish Rathore, Rudolf Schuemer) defines evaluation in DE and provides an overview of the evaluation philosophies, agendas, and methodologies discussed in the five papers. "Evaluation Practices at the Indira Gandhi National Open University" (Krishnapillai Murugan) considers evaluation for program design/development, evaluation of student entry and performance, and program evaluation. "Evaluation at National Open University of Venezuela" (Leopoldo Machado, Arlette Machado) focuses on evaluation of DE instruction and administration. Evaluation philosophy, methods, and procedures are described in "The Evaluation of Distance Education at the University of Victoria" (Geoff Potter). Program, student, and systems evaluation and evaluation criteria are the subject of "Quality Assessment and Evaluation: Basic Philosophies, Concepts and Practices at NKI, Norway" (Torstein Rekkedal). "Programme Evaluation at the British Open University" (Alan Woodley) covers methods of system evaluation and formative and summative course evaluation (critical commenting, developmental testing, feedback from tutors and students, cross-sectional studies, and developmental studies) and evaluation agendas (market, liberal, and radical evaluation). Most papers contain substantial bibliographies. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fern Univ., Hagen (Germany). Inst. for Research into Distance Education.