A Grounded Approach to an Online ET Program’s Evaluation
Michael Sullivan, Rene Corbeil, Cheng-Chang Pan, University of Texas at Brownsville, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The present paper is intended to promote a theoretical framework for a Web-based Educational Technology graduate program's evaluation in a southern university in the United States. Corresponding to two key program goals and state-mandated regulations, a grounded Kirkpatrick's four level model is proposed and illustrated in a figure, including four distinct, but compatible, categories of data: learners' reaction to the program, learning outcomes, behavior change, business results, and one additional dimension of data sets, learner profiling (i.e., age, gender, work status, and learning styles). It features a recurrent evaluation model structure, participants' reaction on a spectrum, a learning assessment tool, a performance appraisal model, and partnership within an eco-system, and use of learner profiling in describing and predicting a successful learning experience and a satisfactory performance across the curriculum. The rationale and justifications of the project are also addressed.
Sullivan, M., Corbeil, R. & Pan, C.C. (2005). A Grounded Approach to an Online ET Program’s Evaluation. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1039-1044). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).