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Rushby, Nick – Educational Technology, 2016
One of the key trends in learning technology in recent years has been the growing interest in simulations and serious games. Much of the research into simulations and serious games has tended to focus on aspects of fun and engagement rather than on what is happening in the process to cause transferable learning. Much of it has been based on small…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Educational Games, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods
Farmer, Tadd; West, Richard E. – Educational Technology, 2016
With increasing interest in competency and outcome-based education, and the blending of formal and informal learning, there is increasing need for credentials to match these learning paradigms. In this article, the authors discuss the benefits, challenges, and potential future directions for open digital badges--one potential alternative…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Case Studies, Informal Education, Blended Learning
Ravicchio, Fabrizio; Trentin, Guglielmo – Educational Technology, 2015
The aim of the article is to describe the assessment model adopted by the SCINTILLA Project, a project in Italy aimed at the online vocational training of young, seriously-disabled subjects and their subsequent work inclusion in smart-work mode. It will thus describe the model worked out for evaluation of the training program conceived for the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Hannum, Wallace – Educational Technology, 2013
This article raises questions about the use of needs assessment by those seeking to improve the performance of organizations and individuals. While the discrepancy model of needs assessment has enjoyed a long history and is widely accepted, the author states that it has several undesirable consequences in terms of its impact. This article offers…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Alternative Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research
Brulles, Dina; Brown, Karen L. – Educational Technology, 2013
This article describes one school district department's efforts to train and support teachers in providing effective curriculum, instruction, and assessment methods to their students. This large, K-12 district embraces the spectrum of low to high SES schools, a large number of gifted students from diverse populations, and a variety of gifted…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Curriculum Development, Gifted, Educational Resources
Fadde, Peter; Rich, Peter – Educational Technology, 2010
Contemporary changes in pedagogy point to the need for a higher level of video production value in most classroom video, replacing the default video protocol of an unattended camera in the back of the classroom. The rich and complex environment of today's classroom can be captured more fully using the higher level, but still easily manageable,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Public School Teachers, Evaluation Methods, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
Merrill, M. David – Educational Technology, 2009
From a review of instructional design theories, research, and practice, the author has derived his "First Principles of Instruction". In this article, he suggests a rubric for using these principles to evaluate existing instruction. The article presents a Course Evaluation form and accompanying demonstration and application rubrics that enable the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Course Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Statistical Analysis
Collins, Mauri P.; Berge, Zane L. – Educational Technology, 2003
Presents an instructional design framework that stresses the alignment of learning outcomes, learning activities, and evaluation and feedback. Focuses on student learning rather than instructional input; encourages faculty development to enable them to design their own courses; considers course resources, practice activities, and interaction; and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Feedback, Higher Education
Wang, Greg – Educational Technology, 2003
Discusses the money wasted on ineffective training programs and the resulting surge in interest among training professionals in conducting learning evaluation and return on investment (ROI) measurement. Describes Kirkpatrick's four-level evaluation concept; questions regarding measurement validity and reliability; and new developments in learning…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques, Models
Kearns, Paul – Educational Technology, 2003
Considers fundamentals of effective training and focuses on the evaluation of training. Describes the 3 Box System, which provides a framework for discussing: (1) basic training needs and priorities; (2) added value training, including ROI (return on investment); evaluation; and (3) prioritizing training budgets. (LRW)
Descriptors: Budgets, Evaluation Methods, Training Methods
Hawkes, Mark; Dennis, Terry – Educational Technology, 2003
Reviews some of the current approaches for assessing asynchronous interaction. Describes an approach to assessing the contributions of students to an asynchronous forum (WebBoard) based on social constructivist learning theory. Presents a taxonomy of computer mediated discourse organized by the Simmons levels of assessing reflective thinking. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Constructivism (Learning), Discussion (Teaching Technique), Evaluation Methods
Riley, Thomas; Davani, Holly; Chason, Pat; Findley, Ken; Druyor, Dale – Educational Technology, 2003
Discusses level 3 evaluation from Donald Kirkpatrick's Four Level Evaluation Model (level: 1-reaction; 2-learning; 3-behavior; 4-results) to measure training program performance. Highlights include an evaluation planning matrix; increasing evaluation data accuracy and reliability; data collection method selection; designing data collection…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Interviews, Matrices
Khan, Badrul H. – Educational Technology, 2002
Considers factors that must be weighed in creating effective electronic learning environments and presents a basic framework for Web-based or electronic learning. Highlights include the institutional dimension; the pedagogical dimension; technological dimension; interface design; evaluation; management; resource support; and ethical…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Educational Environment, Ethics, Evaluation Methods
Hooper, Simon; Hokanson, Brad; Bernhardt, Paul; Johnson, Mark – Educational Technology, 2002
Explains the University of Minnesota Learning Software Design Competition, focusing on its goals and emphasis on innovation. Describes the review process to evaluate and judge the software, lists the winners, identifies a new class of educational software, and outlines plans for future competitions. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Competition, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Evaluation
Visser, Yusra Laila; Rowland, Gordon; Visser, Jan – Educational Technology, 2002
Considers the implications that broadening the definition of learning would have for educators and educational technologists. This special issues addresses the task of redefining learning from a variety of perspectives. The authors draw on different frameworks of analysis, exploring what it means to be learning at levels ranging from the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Evaluation Methods, Individual Development, Instruction
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