Tag Archive: evaluation

May 28

Other Ways to Evaluate

This year, I decided I wanted more than numbers to evaluate my videoconference program. So I created two surveys, one for teachers who participated in a videoconference, and another for teachers who did not participate in a videoconference. So far, I have 54 responses and am hoping to get more before the end of the …

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May 27

Evaluation: Comparing Against National Data

Yesterday we talked about comparing our end of year report numbers to last year’s data and between schools and districts. What about comparing your data to national data? In the spring of 2008, many of you contributed to my dissertation study focusing on videoconference coordinators and the use of videoconference in K12 schools. When you …

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May 26

Evaluation: Counting and Comparing Totals

One of the most common ways to evaluate our videoconference programs is to count! What do we count? Number of students impacted (which is sometimes hard or skewed if a teacher does more than one VC) Number of videoconferences Number of types of videoconferences (ASK programs, content providers, free programs, collaborations in all their varieties, …

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May 25

Informal Evaluation Strategies

One of the ways to evaluate your videoconference program is to ask questions throughout the school year. Here are some of the questions I ask: Questions to Ask Teachers Often when I don’t get to actually watch a videoconference, I like to email the teacher afterwards. Particularly if the program is one I haven’t seen …

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May 24

End of Year Evaluation Strategies

As we come to the end of the school year, it’s time to reflect on the year, evaluate how it went, and use that data to plan for next year. So this week, we’ll be focusing on evaluation of our videoconference programs. What Do We Evaluate? How many videoconferences were done by each school Which …

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Aug 03

How Do You Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your VC Program?

In the past month, I’ve been thinking and reading a lot about evaluation, particularly in light of my videoconferencing program at Berrien RESA. Evaluation is more than just counting how many videoconferences occurred (which is my usual pattern); it is determining the effectiveness of the program. To determine the effectiveness, we need to have some …

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Jul 19

Teacher Comments on VC

This post is part of a series of posts with some of the results from a survey of my top VC-using teachers. Read more about it in the first post of this series. Remember, they are using videoconferencing to support curriculum instruction (not full length courses). The question featured in this post is the last …

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Jul 17

Critical Supports for Teachers

This post is part of a series of posts with some of the results from a survey of my top VC-using teachers. Read more about it in the first post of this series. Remember, they are using videoconferencing to support curriculum instruction (not full length courses). The question featured in this post is the following: …

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Jul 16

Selecting and Preparing for VCs

This post is part of a series of posts with some of the results from a survey of my top VC-using teachers. Read more about it in the first post of this series. Remember, they are using videoconferencing to support curriculum instruction (not full length courses). The question featured in this post is the following: …

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Jul 15

Videoconferencing is like…

This post is part of a series of posts with some of the results from a survey of my top VC-using teachers. Read more about it in the first post of this series. Remember, they are using videoconferencing to support curriculum instruction (not full length courses). The question featured in this post is the following: …

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