There are lots of different types of evaluation and the one you use for your project depends on the reason for the evaluation. There are a number of factors to consider. You may already be familiar with the terms: formative and summative, needs analysis etc. Well what does it all mean? You will be investigating evaluation methods such as: needs analysis, usability, effectiveness, impact and maintenance evaluation. These methods are based on the approach to evaluation taken by Tom Reeves and John Hedberg in the textbook used for this course - Interactive Learning Systems Evaluation.
- Course notes - A summary of some methods of evaluation.
- Evaluation and the ADDIE model- audio (now working) about how the ADDIE model fits with a range of evaluation methods, and how it may apply to your potential evaluation project.
- Book - Reeves, T. C. & Hedberg, J. G. (2003). Interactive Learning Systems Evaluation. Englewood Cliffs: Educational Technology Publications. Google books has a preview of the book.
- Presentation - Six Facets of Instructional Product Evaluation presentation by Professor Tom Reeves - Review, Effectiveness, Maintenance, Formative, Needs Assessment (Analysis), Impact.
- Evaluation methods - a short article in the eLearning Guidebook.