Semester 1 (Week 5)
Theses are the notes I took during the Tuesday afternoon workshop that took place from 14:00 to 17:00 on 17th October 2017. The tutors was Dr Claire McAvinia.
Topics for today’s workshop
– eLearning Design Methodologies & Methods
– Formative Evaluation/Evaluation Processes
Instructional design strategies for your e-learning project /How “finished”e-learning resources are evaluated in practice.
N.B. There’s no need to re-write my Research Proposal if I am simply changing my domain area from Patterns/Functions to Algebra. Run it past my supervisors by emailing them.
N.B. One part of my case study is documentation data. You can either put this in the literature review or the dataset. For me, I think I will be writing up about the syllabus and the state examinations in my literature review.
Part 1 – recalling some important ID models (materials from Damian Gordon and available in Webcourses)
Part 2 – using an evaluation tool to evaluate RLOs
Part 3 – time to work on your artefacts, then undertake some work
Synthesise – put together knowledge
Analyse – break down knowledge
Apply – use your understanding
Comprehend – show understanding
Know- Recall information
How is learning theory connected with the above two models.
THE ABCD FORMAT
Audience, Behaviour, Condition. Degree
From “Instructional Technology – A Systematic Approach…..”
DICK AND CAREY MODEL
Introduce, Content, Apply, Reflect, Extend
TRIPP AND BICHELMEYER
GAGNÉ’S NINE EVENTS OF INSTRUCTION
1. Gain attention
2. Inform learners of objectives
3. Stimulate recall of prior learning
4. Present the content
5. Provide “learning guidance”
6. Elicit performance
CHARLES M. REIGELUTH – Elaboration Theory
COMPONENT DISPLAY THEORY
CDT classifies learning along two dimensions:
Content – facts, contents, procedures
ACTIVE LEARNING – an umbrella term that refers to several models of instruction
– The Pause Procedure
– Fact Rounding
– Network Phasing
– Learning Cell
– Active Writing
– Team Quizzes
EDWARD DE BONO
OTHER MICRO TECHNIQUES
– Learning by teaching
– Problem-based learning
– Progressive inquiry
– Service learning
Now for some Evaluation…
“The systematic acquisition and assessment of information to provide feedback about some object.” (Trochim, 2006)
“Research is aimed at truth. Evaluation is aimed at action.” (Patten, 2008).
USING AN EVALUATION TOOL
(1) LOAM (Learning Object Attribute Metric). Tool has been designed as an evaluation tool for elearning materials.
It was used for the NLDR project.
Look at Pat Walsh’s MSc project.
ASKING GOOD EVALUATION QUESTIONS
Evaluations are structured around questions
– Shape the evaluation process
– Define whats is understood or assumed about the programme
It’s important to ask good questions, rather than obvious ones
– blah blah blah
WHICH DATA COLLECTION QUESTIONS
blah blah blah
COLLECTING YOUR DATA
– Confidence logs / pre-post testing
– Focus groups / interviews
– Observation techniques
– System log data / tracking
– Group based / individual techniques
– Reflective diaries, blogs, portfolios
– Cost effectiveness
– Do you know which factors are influencing learning or have you yet to do so?
– Do you want to make a comparison – if so what are you comparing with what?
– What kind of data do you want – qualitative or quantitative?
– What are you going to be doing with the data
Check out memoing.
Suggestion: Create a roadmap for my data on one page.