Evaluating Learning Activities: A Design Perspective

Michelle Harrison, Melissa Jakubec, Thompson Rivers University, Canada


This project outlines an action research project that explores how an Instructional Design department in a single-mode distance education institution can collect formative evaluation on learning activities in online learning environments. A research framework was proposed that consisted of three phases: design, analysis and evaluation. The first phase of the project was conducted to collect learning activity designs, determine the best way to represent them, and capture instructional designers’ perceptions of good design. A generic template for representation was developed and will be used to create both a learning activity repository and data collection tools for the next phase of the project.

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e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, ICT, MOOCs, information and communication technology, collaborative learning, internet, learning management system, LMS, interaction,

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