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The methods outlined below have a particular relevance to the analysis of learning support tools and in particular the role of DVC. Both subjective and objective methods are reviewed, as there is some concern over the reliability of subjective opinions in some areas, and concern over the restricted nature of objective methods.
Descriptions of traditional approaches can be found in books including Cohen and Manion, and Entwistle and Ramsden, Evaluation as a process of determining the degree to which educational objectives are being achieved.
This follows the scientific tradition and is straightforward to apply, but does not take account of unintended outcomes, and takes no account of students as individuals with all their differences.
Focuses on the decisions made during development and improvements that could be made. It is useful for programs with a large scope or multiple levels, but needs the co-operation of decision makers.
It has proved difficult to put into practice and expensive to maintain.
Evaluation is not only concerned with goals, but also whether the goals are worth achieving. Formative and summative evaluation is used, and the evaluator considers major effects, achievements and consequences of the program.
Its perceived disadvantages are that it may leave important questions unanswered. Uses qualitative data collection such as journals, observations and interview.
The advantages are that it acknowledges context and can be used to benefit those being studied, but participants may identify criteria with little educational worth. Using this classification scheme, Alexander and Hedberg compiled a macro analysis of the current role of evaluation by surveying papers submitted to two major practitioner conferences.
Of the 29 papers concerning technology-based learning projects: The classification scheme provided a useful basis for comparing and contrasting approaches, but the analysis serves to demonstrate the lack of coherence in educational evaluation.
Therefore, methods are chosen which are capable of yielding the type of information required. Depending on the purpose of evaluation, there are many over-arching frameworks available.
Cohen and Mannion provide a comprehensive overview of research methods in education and the nature of the pedagogical enquiry as a whole. Mayes and Fowler propose a framework for understanding courseware in terms of support for the learning cycle of: Laurillard gives yet another angle and assesses media in terms of its support for dialogue in teaching and learning activities see section 2.
When so many factors cannot be readily measured, quantified, controlled, or regulated, there can be a tendency to de-contextualise the investigation.
Additionally, objective evaluation often requires large control groups. The Open University is fortunate in having large numbers of students in a similar situation, and so their trials can be more objective, but findings cannot be assumed to transfer directly to a local environment.
Many have also seen positivist methods as being reductionist in the way it appears to explain life but is only based on a very narrow sub-set of mechanistic issues Cohen and Manion Parlett and Dearden Because it is concerned with generalisations through aggregate data, it is insensitive to important individual variations, and in its attempt to control the mass of variables the tendency is to do away with useful factors for the reason that they cannot be controlled.Jedediah Purdy calls For Common Things his "letter of love for the world's possibilities." Indeed, these pages--which garnered a flurry of attention among readers and in the media--constitute a passionate and persuasive testament to the value of political, social, and community reengagement.
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