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Wedman, John F.; Stefanich, Greg P. – Educational Technology, 1984
Offers guidelines for designing computer-based testing which demands high-level cognitive functioning of students using computer-assisted instruction as a learning mode. Examples of conceptual, principle, and procedural learning evaluation approaches, strengths and weaknesses within the formats described, and suggestions for improving the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Evaluation Methods
Martin, Barbara L. – Educational Technology, 1984
Describes the variety of types of products produced by instructional designers, discusses the role of the designer, lists the critical instructional design attributes needed by instructors who design and implement loosely structured instructional products, and discusses prototype evaluation methods for less flexible, instructor-centered products.…
Descriptors: Competence, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Design, Literature Reviews
Maher, Charles A.; Mossip, Caroline E. – Educational Technology, 1984
Describes a management-oriented system for the evaluation of educational programs for gifted children in public schools. Referred to as the Program Analysis and Review System, the approach comprises three sequential steps of program specification, documentation, and outcome determination, which are discussed in detail. (MBR)
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Documentation, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
Bailey, Gerald D. – Educational Technology, 1980
Discusses the construction and use of criterion-referenced student feedback instruments which make specific reference to course objectives and allow the instructor to determine student perceptions on how well these objectives are achieved. (RAO)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Course Evaluation, Criterion Referenced Tests, Evaluation Methods
Friedman, Myles I.; Anderson, Lorin W. – Educational Technology, 1979
A 19-step general evaluation model is described through its four stages: identifying problems, prescribing program solutions, evaluating the operation of the program, and evaluating the effectiveness of the model. The role of the evaluator in decision making is also explored. (RAO)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators, Models
Carlson, Helen L.; And Others – Educational Technology, 1989
Describes methods for using videodisc technology in training human service professionals for use in college curriculums or for inservice education. Methods explained include videotaping from the learner's point of view, using a Simulation System Trainer, and a programing technique that saves learner responses for later evaluation. (10 references)…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Higher Education
Martin, Barbara L. – Educational Technology, 1989
Presents a systems model for developing instruction in the affective domain and offers a checklist for instructional design. Topics discussed include conducting a needs assessment; behavioral objectives; sequencing affective objectives; the relationship between affective and cognitive behaviors; selecting instructional procedures; and designing…
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Check Lists, Cognitive Objectives, Evaluation Methods
Driscoll, Marcy P.; Tessmer, Martin – Educational Technology, 1985
Discusses development of rational set generator--an overall method for creating a rational set of examples to teach concepts and evaluate student knowledge levels--which combines formulas for creating examples measuring discrimination and generalization. Also discussed are results of a study to test the efficacy of a rational set generator. (MBR)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Design, Knowledge Level
Wallace, Joy; Rose, Raymond M. – Educational Technology, 1984
Discusses steps educators should work through when reviewing educational software, e.g., role playing intended users, analyzing instructional approach, identifying inaccuracies, using software and giving incorrect responses to see how software responds, and assessing the software's human values criteria. An educational software review form is…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Design
Fetter, Wayne R. – Educational Technology, 1984
An evaluation form used at Ashland College (Ohio) for critical evaluation of educational software is presented. The form covers basic product information, program content, educational appropriateness, organizational and technical components, teacher's manual, and product revision. (MBR)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
Bowers, Dennis – Educational Technology, 1989
Discusses the value of creating design documentation for computer software so that it may serve as a model for similar design efforts. Components of the software design document are described, including program flowcharts, graphic representation of screen displays, storyboards, and evaluation procedures. An example is given using HyperCard. (three…
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Evaluation Methods, Flow Charts
Leiblum, Mark David – Educational Technology, 1989
Discusses some of the problems of implementing computer-aided learning (CAL) in a university environment and describes a centralized CAL service agency that was created at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Courseware development and implementation are described, and CAL research and evaluation are discussed. (16 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
Muller, Eugene W. – Educational Technology, 1985
Develops generalizations for empirical evaluation of software based upon suitability of several research designs--pretest posttest control group, single-group pretest posttest, nonequivalent control group, time series, and regression discontinuity--to type of software being evaluated, and on circumstances under which evaluation is conducted. (MBR)
Descriptors: Control Groups, Courseware, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines
Bahn, Theodore I.; Maas, John – Educational Technology, 1981
This summary of a recent evaluation of the Minnesota Management Information System (MIS) focuses on problems encountered during its evolution and on options available to solve those problems. A delineation between state and district information needs is provided, with an emphasis on statewide standards for reporting educational needs. (MER)
Descriptors: Charts, Educational Administration, Educational Needs, Evaluation Methods
Wile, Marcia Z. – Educational Technology, 1979
Discusses a learner-centered evaluation model designed to provide feedback on instructional products in the context of learner needs, expectations, and experiences. (RAO)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Summative Evaluation