Developing the plan
|Learning and Teaching in Practice|
|Module 10: Evaluation of Learning design|
|Evaluation planning||Introduction | Developing the plan | Summary|
- What to include in the plan?
- Background and Rationale: prepare some background and an explanation of the reasons for the evaluation. Generally, a clear description about the factors leading up to the evaluation can set the scene, and help to sell it to your stakeholders.
- Articulating the reasons for doing the evaluation will also help you to sell the need for doing an evaluation. You need to convince people that it is a smart thing to do. This might help you to access the resources you will need.
- Evaluation Design
Several components are involved in this part of the plan.
- The type of evaluation: Needs Assessment (Analysis), Review, Formative (usability testing), Effectiveness, Maintenance, Impact. These are based on the six facets of evaluation developed by Tom Reeves and John Hedberg in 2003.
- Evaluation methods: qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods. An appropriate mix will ensure triangulation. What is this?
- Data collection: how will you gather feedback on the innovation?
- How will you analyse the information you gather?
- The Evaluation Cookbook is a useful resource for planning this part of the evaluation.