ERIC Number: EJ1185624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Assessing Transfer and Benefit to Evaluate Course Effectiveness
Walser, Tamara M.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v29 n2 p147-175 2018
It is both important and challenging to assess transfer of skills learned through coursework and related organizational and societal contributions. The author describes an action research study to determine the effectiveness of a doctoral course in program evaluation. Using Kirkpatrick's (Kirkpatrick & Kirkpatrick, 2006) four-level evaluation framework for evaluating training programs, an extended framework by Kaufman, Keller, and Watkins (1995), and adaptations suggested by Praslova (2010), five levels of outcomes were addressed: reaction, learning, transfer, organizational benefit, and societal contributions. Findings evidence positive reactions, learning, transfer, and organizational benefit. Additionally, the study provides implications for others engaged in higher education assessment and evaluation at the course, program, and unit levels.
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Course Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Action Research, Doctoral Programs, Program Evaluation, Capacity Building, Graduate Students, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Grades (Scholastic), Student Surveys, Competence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina