EDNER : Formative Evaluation of the DNER
a JISC funded project
Aim: To evaluate the impact of JISC services, collections and L&T project outcomes in the institutional Information Environment
Description: User centred evaluation studies will be conducted on a 'whole institution' basis. These will assess the extent and kind of use, in learning and teaching situations, of IE and closely related kinds of resources and will provide context for detailed evaluation of impact on users in WP-C-2.
A by-product of this work will be a methodology for the efficient assessment of the use of electronic information resources in learning and teaching in an HEI.
This activity links to WP-A-1 in which the focus is on institutional implementation.
Aim: To gather and analyse evaluative evidence in the user communities.
Description: This WP will start out in the potential user communities - learners, teachers and other key stakeholders in UK HE. The final work will involve surveys, using sensitive instrumentation, to pick up aspects of IE impact on learning and teaching across the sector. Samples will be stratified in relation to selected aspects of IE activity. Telephone surveys of teaching staff will play a major role. Student-completed questionnaires will also play a role (mediated by teaching staff).
Aim: To gather and analyse evaluative evidence on intended effects of 5/99 L & T projects on learning and teaching
Description: CSALT will be working with a subset of the 5/99 learning and teaching projects, examining process variables - in particular, helping projects articulate their 'theories of change' and uncover the connections between their main activities and their intended effects on learning and teaching
Aim: To identify the extent of take-up of 5/99 L & T project outcomes
Description: This activity is aimed at assessing the extent of take up and potential take up of the outcomes of a subset of the 5/99 learning and teaching projects, drawing primarily on data from 'potential user groups' identified in collaboration with the projects.
Aim: To conduct in-depth case study analyses of the use of selected products from the 5/99 L&T projects and other information resources of relevance to the IE.
Description: The case studies will provide evaluation with a strongly illuminative function, consisting of the analysis in situ of example uses of outcomes of 5/99 learning and teaching and development projects and of outcomes of related activity relevant to the Information Environment
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