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Title: Emergent Evaluation: an Initial Exploration of a Formative Framework for Evaluating Distance Learning Models
Authors: Edirisingha, Palitha
Wood, Phil
First Published: 17-Nov-2016
Publisher: EURODL
Citation: The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2016, 2016 (2)
Abstract: Evaluation of student learning is becoming ever more important in higher education, partly because of increasingly performative structures within universities, and partly as the result of a developing interest in rolling development of curricula and teaching resources. Historically, for both face-to-face provision and distance learning, such evaluation has generally been captured by end-of-module questionnaires. Whilst these evaluative media may capture some reflections of student learning, they are often poorly focused, and rely wholly on summative perspectives which are captured at a point remote to the learning process itself. The current paper reports on an initial investigation centring on developing a formative framework for evaluating distance learning modules. It is distinguished from typical summative questionnaire evaluations by the collection of “live” feedback from students as they undertake a module, allowing for insight and feedforward to develop materials as students undertake the module. This is achieved by using a modified version of an approach called Lesson Study, a collaborative planning and evaluation tool which originated in Japan (Lewis et al., 2009).
ISSN: 1027-5207
Version: Publisher Version
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright ©2016 the authors and EURODL. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy which offers free access to its articles and permitting any users to read, download, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software. The copyright in this domain is shared by authors and EURODL to control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited
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