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Program evaluation involves a systematic effort to report and explain what happened as a result of particular educational practices and instructional interventions. Introducing and integrating educational technologies is a situation involving a program or project that is typically evaluated to determine to what extent the effort succeeded. Critical questions that inform a program or project evaluation include the following:

This entry provides an overview of program evaluation, stresses the significance of fidelity of implementation studies as they explain the findings in an impact study, presents a representative logic model, and describes formative and summative evaluation.

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There are differences between programs and projects, both of which are covered in this entry. A typical educational technology project addresses a problem situation by introducing an intervention involving one ...

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