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This resource guides users through the steps required to make a concept map. Different kinds of maps are discussed, with examples. It provides users with a very basic introduction to concept maps and their appropriate uses. This resource is intended for use in the classroom by K-12 teachers. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This guide provides practical advice on the use of evaluation techniques in assessing digital libraries. Users will be able to design, implement, and report better evaluations within the context of developing, operating, and/or using digital libraries. Topics include the five basic steps in conducting an evaluation, types of evaluations, planning, survey methods, interviews and focus groups, observations, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This is a template for a comprehensive course evaluation that may be modified by the instructor. This instrument was written as part of a wider attempt to meet the need for improved classroom assessment tools. Its particular focus (on what students gained from the class) arises from research involving university student interviews. The interviewers found that asking students what they "liked" or "valued" ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The Western Michigan University Evaluation Center initiated this project to make sound evaluation checklists more widely available and facilitate discourse on the development and use of checklists. Checklists are useful tools for evaluators because they are versatile, mnemonic, reduce the chances of overlooking important factors, reduce biases such as halo effect, and increase the defensibility of ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This paper presents several methods used in undergraduate geology classes to obtain mid-course improvements. These include teaching practices evaluation, consultation, in-class videotapes, student management teams, knowledge surveys, and classroom assessment techniques (CATs). The abstract is available on-line and the full paper can be downloaded. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The CASTLE toolkit is an on-line authoring tool that allows course tutors and managers to quickly create interactive quizzes for use on the web without any prior knowledge of HTML, cgi, or similar scripting languages.. There are tips on how to write tests, and examples of good practices for test and question design. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This article describes a general concept mapping system that is open architecture for integration with other systems, scriptable to support arbitrary interactions and computations, and customizable to emulate many styles of map. The system supports collaborative development of concept maps across local area and wide area networks, and integrates with World-Wide Web in both client helper and server ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site contains a list of criteria to look for in evaluating a website critically. There are checklists for general criteria, suitability for the audience, content, timeliness, ease of use, presentation, appropriateness for digital/web format, and special characteristics of web-based media. This resource is intended for use in the classroom by novice evaluators and K-12 teachers. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This document describes how to conduct a program evaluation. It covers focusing the evaluation at the outset, collecting and using the information, and managing the evaluation. Each section presents a series of questions and considerations that can be adpated to a specific need and situation. An accompanying worksheet assists the user in organizing this information. Full description.
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This is a worksheet designed to complement 'Planning a Program Evaluation', a guide on how to conduct a program evaluation. Full description.
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