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With the rapid proliferation of distance education and e-learning courses, the need is growing for a comprehensive, professional approach to evaluating their effectiveness. This indispensable book offers a road map to guide evaluation practice in these innovative learning environments. Providing practical, step-by-step guidelines and tools for conducting evaluation studies-including how to deal with stakeholders, develop surveys and interview protocols, collect other scientific evidence, and analyze and blend mixed-methods data-the work also features a template for writing high-quality reports. The "unfolding model" developed by the authors draws on Messick's influential assessment framework and applies it to program evaluation. Two case studies of actual programs (a distance learning course and an e-learning course) demonstrate the unfolding model in action.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781593858728
ISBN-10: 1593858728
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Guilford Publications
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Valerie Ruhe

Valerie Ruhe, Phd, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, and, Bruno D. Zumbo, Phd, Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology Program, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada