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Building Intelligent Interactive Tutors by Beverly Park Woolf

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Chapter 6. Evaluation

What gets measured gets done. If you don't measure results, you can't tell success from failure. If you can't recognize failure, you can't correct it. If you can't see success, you can't reward it. If you can't see success, you can't learn from it.David Osborne and Ted Gaebler (“Reinventing Government,” 1993)

Education technology is evaluated differently from either classroom teaching or software. Classroom evaluation seeks to show improved learning outcome, and software evaluation demonstrates that the software works. Education technology involves both methods and yet includes further steps. It involves measuring component effectiveness and usability and identifying several parameters, including learning outcome and learning ...

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