The study of the application of a selected evaluation methodology in a higher education, distance education setting

Janes, Diane P. (1993) The study of the application of a selected evaluation methodology in a higher education, distance education setting. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purposes of this study were (1) to evaluate the first approved graduate distance education course at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and (2) to cest the suitability of the Stake Responsive Evaluation Model as modified by Lertpradist (1990) for that particular setting. -- The modified evaluation plan included procedures for identification of stakeholding audiences, their concerns and issues, and the establishment of evaluation standards. Data were gathered through interviews, questionnaires, tests, and analysis of documents and records. -- The data indicated that the course - Education 6521 Instructional Development - was successful. Student achievement in terms of knowledge and competency gains was high, and students were very favourable about all elements of the course. Course documents and records indicated that the course was well-organized, administered well, and met both student and graduate program needs. -- Recommendations based on the implementation of the Responsive Evaluation Model were made, including recommendations for the further study of higher level distance education evaluation and for minor improvements in the course offering of Education 6521 - Instructional Development.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/881
Item ID: 881
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 124-135.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1993
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Distance education--Newfoundland and Labrador--Evaluation; Education--Graduate work--Evaluation; Educational evaluation--Methodology;

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