How can novice e-learning researchers and postgraduate learners develop rigorous plans to study the effectiveness of technology-enhanced learning environments? How can practitioners gather and portray evidence of the impact of e-learning? How can the average educator who teaches online, without experience in evaluating emerging technologies, build on what is successful and modify what is not?

By unpacking the e-learning lifecycle and focusing on learning, not technology, Evaluating e-Learning attempts to resolve some of the complexity inherent in evaluating the effectiveness of e-learning. The book presents practical advice in the form of an evaluation framework and a scaffolded approach to an e-learning research study, using divide-and-conquer techniques to reduce complexity in both design and delivery. It adapts and builds on familiar research methodology to offer a robust and accessible approach that can ensure effective evaluation of a wide range of innovative initiatives, including those covered in other books in the Connecting with e-Learning series.

Readers will find this jargon-free guide is a must-have resource that provides the proper tools for evaluating e-learning practices with ease.

part I|22 pages

Setting the Scene

chapter 1|11 pages

e-Learning, Learning and Evaluation

chapter 2|8 pages

Evaluation as Part of a Teacher's Role

part III|80 pages

Practical Aspects of Evaluation Research

chapter 9|18 pages

Conducting an Evaluation-research Study

chapter 10|12 pages

Project-management Evaluation

chapter 11|12 pages

Using Evaluation-research Results

An Overview of Impact Issues Beyond the Confines of a Single Project