Designing Evaluations of Online Interactive Learning: A Case Study
Leslie Miller, Rice University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The creation of an effective web site must be grounded in educational theories of learning as well as represent recent research about best practices. But how does one know when these elements succeed in appealing to the intended audience and actually produce the desired learning outcomes? The answers to these questions as they were posed and resolved for the web adventure series, THE RECONSTRUCTORS,™ may assist others in creating and evaluating similar learning environments. This series has been developed and field-tested with a middle school audience, but the principles should apply to other projects with similar goals. The web site (http:/reconstructors.rice.edu) is part of a project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health. The focus is on teaching middle school students about the biology, history, and prevention of substance abuse. A step-by-step process that results in a final product with evaluation data for demonstrating efficacy is described
Miller, L. (2005). Designing Evaluations of Online Interactive Learning: A Case Study. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3600-3603). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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