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The Works Metallurgist: an evaluation of a CAL package on phase diagrams

Blake, Canan; Butcher, Philip; Scanlon, Eileen and Jones, Ann (1996). The Works Metallurgist: an evaluation of a CAL package on phase diagrams. ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 4(1) pp. 55–57.

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The Works Metallurgist is used in the Open University course: Materials — Engineering and Science. It is being evaluated as part of a larger study of CAL teaching in Science and Technology at the Open University. With 540 students, the course provides a sufficiently large sample for a range of evaluation methods to be employed in a variety of settings (e.g. home, residential school). The methods used include questionnaires, attitude scales and pre/post achievement tests, observations and interviews. The focus of the evaluation exercise is on the effectiveness of CAL in contributing to student learning. The issue of the educational quality of the program and its instructional features are considered in this paper, in association with the goals of the program.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1996 The Authors
ISSN: 1741-1629
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Other Departments > Other Departments
Other Departments
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 38088
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 08:44
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 13:36
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