ERIC Number: ED444579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Formative Evaluations of a Web-Based Masters Program: Insights for Web-Based Course Developers.
Shih, Ching-Chun; Howard, Marvin; Thompson, Ann D.
The purpose of this paper is to report on the various formative evaluation activities that have been conducted for the Masters of Science in Agronomy Distance Education Program at Iowa State University and to provide useful recommendations for educators involved in World Wide Web-based course development. It was found that those faculty members having experiences with distance education held more positive perceptions toward Web-based instruction. Students believed they were learning as much in the distant environment as they would on campus. They liked the interactive multimedia activities and asked for clear structure for navigation in each Web page. As results of the evaluations, lesson maps, examples of the calculations, glossaries, search, and more multimedia presentations have been added to the courses. (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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