Evaluating e-learning : guiding research and practice
LB1028.3 .P475 2012
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- Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-193) and indexes.
- Preface I. Setting the Scene 1. E-learning, learning and evaluation 2. Evaluation as part of a teacher's role II. Theory 3. The Learning Environment, Learning Processes and Learning Outcomes (LEPO) Framework 4. What is meant by educational evaluation and research? 5. Research paradigms and methodologies 6. Evaluation-research approaches suitable for e-learning 7. The process of carrying out evaluation research 8. Evaluation research across the e-learning lifecycle 9. Conducting an Evaluation-research Study 10. Project-management Evaluation 11. Using evaluation-research results: An overview of impact issues beyond the confines of a single project.
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- Publisher's Summary
- How can novice e-learning researchers and postgraduate learners develop rigorous plans to study the effectiveness of technology-enhanced learning environments? How can practitioners gather and portray evidence of the impact of e-learning? How can the average educator who teaches online, without experience in evaluating emerging technologies, build on what is successful and modify what is not? By unpacking the e-learning lifecycle and focusing on learning, not technology, Evaluating e-Learning attempts to resolve some of the complexity inherent in evaluating the effectiveness of e-learning. The book presents practical advice in the form of an evaluation framework and a scaffolded approach to an e-learning research study, using divide-and-conquer techniques to reduce complexity in both design and delivery. It adapts and builds on familiar research methodology to offer a robust and accessible approach that can ensure effective evaluation of a wide range of innovative initiatives, including those covered in other books in the Connecting with e-Learning series. Readers will find this jargon-free guide is a must-have resource that provides the proper tools for evaluating e-learning practices with ease.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Rob Phillips, Carmel McNaught and Gregor Kennedy.
- Connecting with e-learning series