Improving the Army's Assessment of Interactive Multimedia Instruction Courseware 2009

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An important component of The Army Distributed Learning Program's (TADLP's) performance is the quality of its courses, which consist primarily of asynchronous interactive multimedia instruction (IMI). However, there are no current efforts to assess course quality at the program level. This report outlines a comprehensive approach to evaluating the quality of IMI within TADLP. In addition, it describes how a program-level evaluation program developed at RAND might be implemented within the U.S. Army Training and ...

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Overview

An important component of The Army Distributed Learning Program's (TADLP's) performance is the quality of its courses, which consist primarily of asynchronous interactive multimedia instruction (IMI). However, there are no current efforts to assess course quality at the program level. This report outlines a comprehensive approach to evaluating the quality of IMI within TADLP. In addition, it describes how a program-level evaluation program developed at RAND might be implemented within the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). RAND assessed the quality of the learning experience in a sample of recently fielded IMI courses, using criteria based on standards in the training development community. The analysis identifies strengths and deficiencies in technical, production quality, and pedagogical aspects of IMI courseware. This research demonstrates a feasible method for evaluation that can supply TRADOC with metrics concerning IMI quality, points to directions for needed improvements, and provides a basis for assessing improvement initiatives. The authors recommend adoption of this approach, as well as further development of other components of a comprehensive program of IMI training evaluation.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780833047274
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/16/2009
  • Pages: 90
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface iii

Tables vii

Summary ix

Acknowledgments xxi

Acronyms xxiii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Background 1

Purpose and Organization of This Report 3

Chapter 2 Quality-Evaluation Approaches and Their Usage in TADLP 5

Approaches to Evaluating Training Quality 5

Training Outcomes 5

Test Evaluation 7

Administrative Data 7

Courseware Evaluation 7

Current Evaluation Efforts in Army Training 8

Measures 9

Conclusion 12

Chapter 3 RAND's Approach to IMI Evaluation 13

Courses Evaluated 13

Evaluation Criteria 15

Coding Process 22

Chapter 4 IMI Evaluation Findings 23

Interactivity and Course Length 23

Technical Criteria for Courseware 24

Production-Quality Criteria for Courseware 26

Pedagogical Criteria for Courseware 28

Chapter 5 Conclusions and Implications for TADLP's Assessment of IMI 41

How IMI Courseware Can Be Improved 41

Recommendations for Courses in Our Sample 41

Strategic Issues in Instructional Design 44

Recommendations for Improving TADLP's Assessment Program 46

Implementing a Program of Courseware Evaluation in TADLP 49

Potential Directions for Other Program-Level Evaluations of IMI Quality 51

Conclusion 54

Appendix

A Courseware Evaluation Criteria 57

B Summary of Specific Changes for Improving the Quality of IMI Courseware 63

References 65

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