Goals and Outcomes
After completing this module, students will be able to:
- Describe the purposes for and various stages of formative evaluation of instructor-developed materials, instructor-selected materials, and instructor-presented instruction.
- Describe the instruments used in a formative evaluation.
- Develop an appropriate formative evaluation plan and construct instruments for a set of instructional materials or an instructor presentation.
- Collect data according to a formative evaluation plan for a given set of instructional materials or instructor presentation.
Chapter 11 from: Dick, W., Carey, L. & Carey, J.O. (2015). The systematic design of instruction. (8th ed.). New York: Pearson.
“To Do” List
Discussions Forum 11: Formative Evaluation
Chapter 11 is about formative evaluation.
Today, the idea of formative evaluation is in use in a variety of settings, and in these applications the idea of evaluating learners’ performance and using resulting data to improve instruction and the curriculum is central. How have you seen formative evaluation used? Was it a worthwhile use of time? Did it pay off?
For all discussions, full credit is awarded for providing a meaningful and well-written original thread and responses to two classmates. Discussion postings should always be thoughtful, courteous and on topic. In order to ensure that postings are appropriate in length and substance, please limit your initial postings to @100 words and each of your responses to @50 words.
Make your initial posts before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on Day 5 of this module. Complete your replies before 11:59 p.m. U.S. EST/EDT on the next Monday.
Discussion postings should always be thoughtful and courteous and include some references or direct evidence from the module’s content, readings, or assignments to support your statements.