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EDUC 603. Design-Based Research for Assessing Learning Environments

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

EDUC 603 will examine different issues and methods involved in the evaluation of learning environments (including, but not limited to learning technology aspects of those environments). Specifically, the course will focus on assessment from a design-based research (DBR) approach, which involves methodological approaches in which instructional design and research are cyclical and interdependent to solve practical problems and to develop sharable theory that connect design features to valued outcomes. Students will review the components of learning environments and discuss the issues and goals for assessing those environments. Students will also discuss DBR, the motivations for this approach, and different case studies to see examples of how DBR is used for assessment. 

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