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ERIC Number: ED519583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Pages: 82
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-6623-4537-1
Summative Evaluation of the Office of Learning Technologies. Final Report
Human Resources Development Canada
The Office of Learning Technologies (OLT) was launched by Human Resources Canada (HRDC) in 1996 as part of an education and training strategy for adult learners. It was established with an annual budget of $6 million. As a contributions program, the OLT encourages and supports initiatives of various public and private sector partners to expand opportunities for innovative learning through learning technologies. This report presents the results of a summative evaluation of the OLT. Previously, a formative evaluation had been conducted to review the design and implementation of the OLT and to provide information on the program's progress towards achieving its objectives. The purpose of the summative evaluation is to assess whether there is evidence that the objectives of the OLT have been met through projects funded by the program. This report on the summative evaluation of the OLT is presented in the following sections: Chapter 2 presents an overview of the OLT program; Chapter 3 highlights the evaluation methodology; Chapter 4 examines the relevance of OLT objectives; Chapter 5 examines program administration and delivery--including the issues of incrementality and overlap and duplication; Chapter 6 examines the OLT's contribution to the long-term development and/or adaptation of learning technologies; Chapter 7 examines the OLT's contribution to partnership development; Chapter 8 looks at the end-users of the program; and Chapter 9 examines the available evidence on program impacts relating to project sustainability, and the impact of the program on project sponsors and partners, end-users, and the community; and Chapter 10 summarizes the findings of the evaluation and provides conclusions. Appendices include: (1) Evaluation Matrix; and (2) Summary of Case Studies. A bibliography is included. (Contains 18 tables, 2 figures and 17 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Development Canada
Identifiers - Location: Canada