KABISA: Evaluation of an Open Learning Environment
Geraldine Clarebout (University of Leuven, Belgium), Jan Elen (University of Leuven, Belgium), Joost Lowyck (University of Leuven, Belgium), Jef Van de Ende (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium) and Erwin Van de Ende (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium)
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This chapter focuses on the last phase of the systematic instructional design approach, ADDIE. This evaluation phase is illustrated through means of a case study, namely the evaluation of a computer-based training program, KABISA. The leading evaluation questions were whether students followed a criterion path and whether students used the embedded help functions. Ninety-seven physicians following post-graduate training in tropical medicine participated in this evaluation. Log files were kept of the students and 21 students participated in thinking-aloud sessions. Results indicate that students do not follow the criterion path and that only poor use is made of help functions. This evaluation study shows that a systematic approach to instructional design remains highly valuable.