Why Evaluate Your E-Learning?

E-learning projects have recorded some spectacular successes. These successes may suggest that your e-learning projects will work equally well. Reported success should encourage you but not convince you. As they say in the automobile advertisements: “Your mileage may vary,” or, as is printed at the bottom of a stock prospectus: “Past results do not guarantee future performance.”

First, realize that only successful projects tend to be reported. If a project was not completed, or if its failure would embarrass the sponsors, the project will probably not make it into the academic or trade press. And, even if other projects have succeeded, their success may not signify much for your project if it differs in substantial ...

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