Sunday, March 22, 2009

Week 4: Evaluation Paradigms and Models

I think that the Multiple Methods Evaluation model would work best for me, with the subject that I am evaluating.

My understanding of the Multiple Methods Evaluation model is that is uses different methods of evaluating individual aspects (triangulation) and and evaluates a range of factors within each aspect (bracketing).

The Muliple Methods evaluation model comes under the umbrella of the Eclectic-Mixed Methods-Pragmatic paradigm.

The reason that I chosen this model is because of the flexibility of being able to use different methods evaluation and also the depth (and therefore quality) of the evaluation.


  1. Hi Michelle,

    I totally agree your thoughts on multiple methods evaluation model. To evaluate a elearning solution, mostly there're many factors (especially the diversity of learners themselves) working together towards the learning outcomes. So I think the experimental evaluation model which focus on figures is hard to give a through and deep thoughts on evaluated solution.
    As you mentioned, multiple methods enables more flexible way to get into the evaluation deeply.

  2. sorry, used a wrong word in my first post, excuse my poor English :-(

    I mean experimental evaluation model "is hard to give a thorough and deep thoughts on evaluated solution".

  3. a good choice Michelle as corroborated by Joy as well. It is very important in evaluation of eLearning to have the flexibility to investigate a range of variables.

  4. Hi Michelle, I am going to use this method too. It seems more flexible than the other methods, which is what we need for flexible learning evaluation ;). There are a lot of unknowns in our elearning courses, and many of them have not been running for years and years in the same way.