ERIC Number: ED419958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Multimedia Based Learning. Occasional Paper Number 5.
Athanasou, James A.
A holistic approach to evaluating an adult education and training program or service was proposed that is based on consideration of the following: ethics, objectives, stakeholders, coverage, effects, and costs. According to the proposed approach, the following are among the design features of multimedia instruction to be considered before an evaluation: particular mode of technology-assisted learning; method of using technology in the instructional process; social aspects of the instructional process; relationship with other components of training/instruction; hardware requirements; software aspects; assumed learning sequences; medium of presentation of details; extent of interactivity, self-pacing, and self-direction; and subject matter interest. The actual evaluation procedure is a six-step process during which evaluators evaluate a program against the prescribed criteria to ascertain the following: whether the program or service is ethical; the extent to which the program or service covers those who are most in need; the costs, benefits, and utilities of the program or service; whether the program or service achieved its key objective(s); the net effect of the program or service; and the extent to which the perspectives and interests of all stakeholders have been considered and met. (24 endnotes) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia