Saturday, September 06, 2014
Evaluating the learning effectiveness of an online Information Literacy Class
Chang, N. and Chen, L. (2014) Evaluating the learning effectiveness of an online Information Literacy Class based on the Kirkpatrick framework. Libri, 64 (3),211–223. http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/libr.2014.64.issue-3/libri-2014-0016/libri-2014-0016.xml?format=INT
"The purpose of this study was to use the Kirkpatrick four-stage framework to evaluate the learning effectiveness of the online general education information literacy materials “Library and Information Utilization,” initiated by the Ministry of Education (MoE) for higher education in Taiwan ... The study population consisted of 206 students at Tatung University and the course evaluation spanned two academic years. ... The study used a mixed-method approach, including a mainly quantitative online questionnaire, followed by ten semi-structured interviews of students ... In general, the results demonstrated that students were more confident in their future study and daily life after learning the online material. Based on the Kirkpatrick model, the results provide favourable evidence for course effectiveness and its value...."
Photo by Sheila Webber: rose, Regent Park College, Oxford, September 2014