ERIC Number: EJ534087
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Evaluating School-Based Distance Education Programs: Some Thoughts about Methods.
Hawkes, Mark L.
NASSP Bulletin, v80 n582 p26-33 Oct 1996
Description and explanation are frequently given precedence over validation when evaluating distance-learning technologies. Evaluation criteria can be categorized into technical, instructional, organizational, and ethical components. Descriptive and explanatory methods include participant observation, interviews, focus groups, document review, participant logs, portfolios, expert review, and case study. Methods addressing validation include surveys, standardized tests, and experiments. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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