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Evaluating existing learning resources. Workshop for WSI CGVE / ABE teachers. V.104 20.02.2006. Carol Walsh. Evaluating existing learning resources. Once existing resources have been identified, the next step is to evaluate whether they meet: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Evaluating existing learning resourcesWorkshop for WSI CGVE / ABE teachersCarol Walsh*V.104 20.02.2006

  • Evaluating existing learning resourcesOnce existing resources have been identified, the next step is to evaluate whether they meet:

    the teaching and learning needs of the resource (identified in the needs analysis phase)accessibility standardsbasic quality standards (eg, are underpinned by appropriate theories of teaching and learning, easy to access, follow current principles of learning design)

  • Evaluation checklists

    CLI has developed checklists that help to guide reviewers when they are evaluating existing resources. The checklists can be adapted and include questions about:

    the currency of the resource/product the structure of the resourceease of accessappropriateness of the content motivational aspects of the resourceability to meet training package/unit requirementslevel of support required to use the resourcelevel of modification required to enable use of the resource

  • Preparation for Work and Study (PWS) example of the learning resource evaluation processAn example of the CLI evaluation process: PWSidentified and contracted reviewers (recommended by Reference Group for the project) adapted checklist to suit requirementsdeveloped spreadsheet template for reviewers to record resultssent checklist, template and resources to reviewers

    adapted checklist resource spreadsheet

  • Preparation for Work and Study (PWS) example of the learning resource evaluation process

    To ensure that teachers gained something from the review process a CD-ROM has been created that includes: resource reviews (detailed and summary)all the teaching and learning resources that were recommended by reviewersa help section to assist teachers to download resources and provide tips on customising resources.

  • Summary

    When reviewing resources, its important to have a framework to ensure the review process is consistent. checklists can be usefulspreadsheet templates ensure all reviewer feedback can be easily compiled and is easy to work withsummary documents allow reviewer feedback to be made available to other teachers