ERIC Number: ED459786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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How Can Evaluation Get Us to the Heart of Learning in the Electronic Age?
This paper discusses the evaluation of electronic resources. The first section addresses the importance of a clear policy framework, including the goals of a survey on higher education research and policy issues concerning online education, instructional technology, and distance learning. The second section discusses the importance of a robust methods framework. This section describes the following four strands of a three-year project in the United Kingdom with the purpose of developing a national user behavior monitoring and evaluation framework: a general survey of end users of all electronic information services; a real time survey of the use of JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee)-funded services; a general survey of provision; and a qualitative longitudinal monitoring of use. Key issues highlighted by the project are summarized. (Contains 22 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Services, Use Studies
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom