EdTech 505 Evaluation Methods and HaikuDeck Presentation of Fast for Nonviolence
EdTech 505 Section 4203
Week 7 Written Assignment
I’ll be using the goal-based method of evaluation for my Fast for Nonviolence project. The goal-based method seems very straight-forward with no concern for ancillary items, variables, or anything having to do with making a decision about a product like some of the other methods. The goal-based method is objective based and I believe I have come up with a good list of objectives. An evaluator using the goal-based method also looks at specific outcomes as well as well as efficiency, effectiveness, and the impact of the program. These are all things I want to look at closely in my evaluation.
There is no need for a cost analysis either, although we do have some costs. One of the large costs of the program is the t-shirts we create for every participant. I have included the issuing of the t-shirt as one of our evaluation questions though. I want to know if the t-shirts increased the feeling of being a part of something larger. Last year we did not have t-shirts.
I do want to bring in some aspects of a Systems Analysis approach though as many of the projects require a system of input, throughput, and output. The “system” in which we use to deliver our content to other classes in our school has improved a lot over the years as technology such as the Google Suite of applications becomes more widespread in our school but it needs improvement. I also want to bring in aspects of the Art Criticism model into my evaluation because our work needs and evaluator’s objective eye critiquing the work our students do and we need to form new lessons and activities to improve student work.
Assignment: create a Haiku-Deck presentation explaining your evaluation project, the method of evaluation used, the reasons for choosing the specific method, the program objectives, and the evaluation questions.
Link to Haiku Deck: https://www.haikudeck.com/p/KXuWnaWwkX/the-fast-for-nonviolence