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Evaluation

Introduction

Although we have made only passing reference to evaluation so far, in fact, evaluation should permeate the whole process of analysis, design, development and teaching to support online learning and assessment. In this chapter we will introduce some concepts and strategies to help you to do this in simple ways that are not too demanding in terms of the resources you will need, including your time.

We begin by introducing a few evaluation concepts, including some older ideas from the educational evaluation literature, and some more recent ones that relate directly to evaluation of the use of educational technology. We emphasise the value of a cyclical approach which provides an overarching framework that can encompass ...

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