|Learning and Teaching in Practice|
|Module 9: Evaluation of Learning design|
|Evaluation||Introduction | Reflective practice | Functions | Mixed methods | Summary|
How will you know if your design is effective? It is important to have a plan in place to gauge the success of your new or re-designed course or programme. The first thing to decide is when you will review your design. Will it be in the design phase, before you go live, during the pilot or once the course has finished? What criteria will you use to judge success? How will you gather your data? What will you do with the information obtained? These are all important things to consider.
The more phases you can evaluate the better, and it is best to start gathering feedback before the project is at the development stage. Otherwise it could turn out to be a very costly business. There are lots of different types of evaluation and how you evaluate depends on the reason for the evaluation. Several models of evaluation exist and it is a good idea to choose one and stick with it. More information on this later. There are a number of factors to consider when choosing how to evaluate.
You may already be familiar with the terms: formative and summative, needs analysis, review, usability testing etc. Evaluation of learning design can include moderation but it is more. How much more is for you to find out.
- Listen to Evaluation and the ADDIE model- an explanation about how the ADDIE model fits with a range of evaluation methods, and how it may apply to your potential design and development project.
Emilia and Brett will help to guide you through the evaluation maze.