Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Pages: 149-155
ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
The objective of the paper is to describe the evaluation of an interdisciplinary curriculum in Investmant Management in Telecommunications. The curriculum is designed under the project “Implementation of project-based learning in an interdisciplinary master program” within the research project competition "Research 2011/2012" of the "Research & Development" division of Plovdiv University. The main purpose of the project is to investigate experimentally the effect of performance-centered platform for the design, composition and reuse of open course learning materials.
Evaluation is the systematic application of scientific methods to assess the design of a program, responding to some needs, having into account its goals and results with the purpose of knowing how well the program is working, in order to contribute to its understanding and to guide its improvement, with the criteria of its worth and merit.
To collect information about ‘efficiency’ indicators three specific instruments are used, namely: ‘Attitude towards Learning by Computer Questionnaire’, Students’ knowledge and skills’, ‘Computer System Usability Questionnaire’.
The basic assumption is that evaluation is not only one of the curriculum development stages,
typically conducted in the end of other activities. Rather, it cuts across all other stages.
Evaluation activities are planned from the very beginning of the programme’s development. They are conducted before the Programme has started, during its execution and after completion of the programme. The evaluation activities are tested against a criterion framework, called Quality System of Multiples Coherences, consisting of the following indicators: adequacy, efficacy, efficiency, satisfaction, and excellence.
Curriculum Evaluation, project-based learning, interdisciplinary master program.