MIT 530-001

Evaluation and Change in Instructional Development

Spring Semester, 2008

 

Meeting Time: 6:30 – 9:15 p.m. Thursday

Meeting Place: ED-337

Instructor: Sue-Jen Chen, Ph.D.

Office Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tue & Thu; other time, by appointment

Office: ED-348; Phone: (910) 962-7920

E-mail: chensj@uncw.edu

 

PREREQUISITE

MIT 500 – Instructional System Design: Theory and Research

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

MIT 530, Evaluation and Change in Instructional Development, is designed to introduce to the students the process and the techniques involved in the evaluation of instructional and training modules, programs, and curricula. This course also intends to equip the learners with knowledge and tactics of change management related to evaluation. In addition to the theoretical framework, this course provides students with hands-on experience in planning and conducting evaluation, collecting and analyzing data, and developing a plan, which identifies and reduces resistance to change in an organization and to ensure successful implementation of changes.

This course is divided into three components: needs assessment, change management, and summative evaluation.

COURSE OBJECTIVES  

1.      Define basic terminologies associated with evaluation.

2.  Explain the purposes and benefits of various types of evaluation.

3.      Plan and conduct needs assessment.

4.      Plan and conduct summative evaluation.

5.      Design and develop evaluation data collection instruments.

6.  Collect, analyze, and interpret evaluation data.   

7. Report evaluation results.

8.    Define basic terminologies associated with change management.

2.      Explain the main four elements involved in the diffusion of innovations.

3.      Describe the stages of planned change.

4.      Develop strategies to identify the key individuals/ groups in an organization who can impact planned change.

5.       Develop strategies to identify different types of potential adopters.

6.       Plan strategies to enhance successful implementation of change.  

 

REQUIRED TEXT

Rossett, A (1987) Training needs assessment. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.

 

RECOMMENDED TEXT

Havelock, R. G. (1995). The change agent’s guide (2nd ed.) Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.

 

OTHER READINGS

See website for details.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS and GRADING

Points will be assigned for each assignment. The composite grade for the course will be figured by summing the points as indicated below:

1

Evaluation plan  

15 points

2

Data collection instrument 

10 points

3

Data analysis exercise

 5 points

4

Evaluation report

25 points

5

Change management plan

20 points

6

Summative evaluation plan

15 points

7

Class performance:

Class attendance, participation, attitude toward learning, class manner, team collaboration and contributions.

10 points

Possible Total

100 points

 

Letter Grade

Points

A

93.0 and above

A -

90.0 – 92.9

B+

86.5 – 89.9

B

83.5 – 86.4

B-

80.0 – 83.4

C+

76.5 – 79.9

C

73.5 – 76.4

C-

73.4 and below