Improving The Quality of Printed Learning Materials Through Formative Evaluation

Yuliana, Ernik and Sadjati, Ida Malati (2013) Improving The Quality of Printed Learning Materials Through Formative Evaluation. In: Konferensi AAOU, 30 September - 04 Oktober 2013, Pakistan.


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Printed learning materials are the primary resources for students learning in Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia. In presenting the contents, printed materials are divided into several sections called modules. Formative evaluation, as part of the educational research and development (R&D), should be carried out in order to conduct a continous improvement of the quality of such modules. This article explains the results of the formative evaluation of those modules, especially in terms of its contents and face validity. The formative evaluation itself was conducted through three following steps, namely content validity assessment of modules by subject matter experts (SME); face validity evaluation by one-to-one students and small group of students. The objects of the formative evaluation are Module #1 and Module #5 of printed learning materials titled Training Management (2 credits, consisting of 6 modules). The results indicated that the contents of those modules are generally considered as valid by SME, although they still need some additional topics, the concept of management and the concept of training. In terms of its content presentation, it still needs more detailed explanation about the topic of the steps of training management and the training organization. Meanwhile, in terms of face validity, most of students felt that in general the module is quite easy to understand. But, they also found that some explanations in the modules are too long, and there are many unfamiliar and or difficult words that need to be avoided. Small tasks given in the modules really helps the students to summarize the material had been learned. Examples and non-examples make the modules more easily understood, but there are still many complicated sentences used in some examples that need to be simplified.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): 2013-In-004
Uncontrolled Keywords: formative evaluation, subject-matter expert, one to one evaluation, small group evaluation, training management, content validity, face validity
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 375.006 Curriculum Change, Curriculum Evaluation (Perubahan Kurikulum, Evaluasi Kurikulum)
Divisions: Koleksi Digital > Artikel Pendidikan Terbuka Jarak Jauh
Depositing User: CR Cherrie Rachman
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 03:19
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 08:52

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