ERIC Number: EJ718833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Reference Count: 15
Metaphors and Maps in Evaluation
Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, v30 n2 p195-207 Apr 2005
This paper considers efforts made in evaluating a distance-learning course, which was intended to prepare students for working on an undergraduate dissertation in business and economic areas. Course delivery had stressed a tutorial approach with an emphasis on individual mentor-student exchanges. Given the nature of the learning approach and the backgrounds of the students, an attempt was made to open the evaluation process to participants and allow them to articulate their learning experiences. In seeking this end, the evaluation employed both metaphor and mapping techniques to chart the experiences that had been provoked by the learning encounters.
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Distance Education, Online Courses, Course Evaluation, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, Cognitive Mapping, Feedback, Student Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic