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Design and implementation of learning centred evaluations of computer facilitated learning innovations

Rob Phillips, Murdoch University
Michael Fardon, The University of Western Australia
Michelle Valdrighi, Edith Cowan University
Catherine Baudains, Murdoch University
Mike van Keulen, Murdoch University
Tony Hodge, Murdoch University
Mark Walters, Murdoch University
learning-centred evaluation framework evaluation computer-facilitated learning proposal This roundtable session will discuss four distinct evaluations of student learning arising from four, very different applications of information and communications technology (ICT) in four different subject areas.

The common factor in each evaluation study was the use of the Learning-Centred Evaluation Framework described in Phillips, Bain, McNaught, Rice, & Tripp (2000) and Bain (1999). This framework, derived from earlier work by Alexander & Hedberg (1994), has four main characteristics:

The four projects to be discussed arose, directly or indirectly, from a 1999 CUTSD staff development grant about Evaluation of Technology-based Teaching Development Projects. The roundtable will briefly describe the evaluation framework and the individual projects, and the discussion will focus around the issues involved in planning and carrying out such evaluations, and what can be learnt from them. As one participant lecturer stated "we never really know how effective we are in our teaching... we really have no idea about our students understandings".
Contact person: Rob Phillips, Educational Designer, Teaching and Learning Centre, Murdoch University. r.phillips@murdoch.edu.au

Presentation format: Roundtable

Please cite as: Phillips, R., Fardon, M., Valdrighi, M., Baudains, C., van Keulen, M., Hodge, A. and Walters, M. (2002). Design and implementation of learning centred evaluations of computer facilitated learning innovations. In Focusing on the Student. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 5-6 February 2002. Perth: Edith Cowan University. http://lsn.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2002/abstracts/phillips-abs.html

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