|Author||Yeo, Lina Chiaw Ling|
|Title||A formative evaluation for a web-enabled orientation programme.|
|Institute||Thesis (M.A.) (Instructional Design and Technology) National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University|
|Call no.||HF5549.5.T7 Yeo|
|Changes in information
technology (IT) are making a profound impact on our lives.
Especially in the area of training, where computer based training is
becoming a popular and useful instructional medium for a number of
reasons. Such reasons, can only exist from thoughtful design and
use of technology, like those listed below :
This study aims to identify the areas for improvement on a web-enabled computer based training (CBT) package, also known as the object of evaluation, based on the design elements which determine a quality CBT package. The method of evaluation utilises observation and interview techniques during the formative evaluation phase of the instructional design process. To confirm the findings of the qualitative analysis, a quantitative evaluation was also performed using the results obtained from a questionnaire.
Findings from both the qualitative and quantitative perspective showed that the participants ranked the design elements of the object of evaluation, in the following order (from most effective to least effective): multimedia, learning aids and resource materials, screen layout, feedback, instructional strategy, navigation, and interactivity.
In summary, in order to ensure that the above listed benefits for computer based training are evident, quality design elements must be integrated in the development of computer based training products.