Implement and Evaluate – ADDIE

Implementation

For the Implementation phase, I would like to use a Session Breakdown to illustrate how a student will approach the course. (Each video I selected is between 3-5 minutes in length, but I will use 5 minutes for the default time):

Course Goals 1: What is Ocean Acidification
Time Activity
5:00 Video
5:00 Multiple Choice Questions
FocusOn 1: What is pH?
5:00 Informational Slide in Captivate
5:00 Quiz
Learning Outcome1
5:00 Video
5:00 Quiz
FocusOn 2: What is a Marine Food Web?
5:00 Informational Slide in Captivate
5:00 Quiz
Learning Outcome2
5:00 Video
5:00 Quiz

This branch of the course will take approximately 50 minutes to complete. A 10 minute break before starting the next segment is allotted, with the
expectation that one hour will be needed to complete each segment of the course. The Session Breakdown continues with:

Course Goals 2: What is Carbon Dioxide
Time Activity
5:00 Video
5:00 Multiple Choice Questions
FocusOn 3: Explore the Carbon Cycle
5:00 Informational Slide in Captivate
5:00 Quiz
Learning Outcome3
5:00 Video
5:00 Quiz
FocusOn 4: Effects of CO2 on Ocean Water
5:00 Informational Slide in Captivate
5:00 Quiz
Learning Outcome4
5:00 Video
5:00 Quiz

Course Goals 3: Solutions
Time Activity
5:00 Video
5:00 Multiple Choice Questions
FocusOn 5: Awareness and Education
5:00 Informational Slide in Captivate
5:00 Quiz
Learning Outcome5
5:00 Video
5:00 Quiz
FocusOn 6: How You Can Help
5:00 Informational Slide in Captivate
5:00 Quiz
Learning Outcome6
5:00 Video
5:00 Quiz

Three hours of course material is the goal.The use of Captivate, a rapid development tool, will streamline the developmental process.
Students have the ability to be self-paced learners. With each video and quiz set only taking 10 minutes to complete, the ability to work through the course in sections will appeal to a learner with a heavy schedule. All student outcomes can be monitored through LMS, and a variety of test-taking skills will be utilized. Students will use visual and auditory skills watching the videos, and will use comprehension and retention skills to complete the quizzes.

Evaluation

For the Evaluation phase, first an answer to the question: “Did the instruction solve the problem that was identified in the Needs Assessment?”:
This is the first line of my Needs Assessment: The purpose of this course module is to educate students on the environmental problem of Ocean Acidification. The identified goals and purpose of this module were to educate the learner on the existence of Ocean Acidification, to explain the conditions that created this situation, and to encourage the student with information on how to help reduce the causes of the problem. I do feel that this course addressed the Needs Assessment well. I have listed the subject matter learned and the order in which it appears, in the Implementation phase above.

Secondly, a review using Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation:

Level 1 – Reaction – How well did the learners like the learning process?
I will assume that the students were deeply interested. This problem is one that will affect their generation and is a problem that is still “fix-able”, which usually piques people’s interest. The presentation includes a lot of media, using YouTube videos that were created for the general public. I selected videos that didn’t present subject matter in a dense, non-visual way because I understood that the targeted age group would respond to the speed, sound, and colors of a video clip from, for example, the Alliance for Climate Education (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo-bHt1bOsw) with more interest.

Level 2 – Learning – What did they learn?
They learned the definition of Ocean Acidification, they learned about pH, acidity, marine food webs, the definition of CO2 (carbon dioxide), the carbon cycle, the effects of CO2 on ocean water, and then they learned about ideas (using green energy, reducing your carbon footprint, etc.) to control the worsening of this environmental problem.

Level 3 – Behavior – What changes resulted from the learning process?
If I were measuring the transfer of knowledge to the students and monitoring their behavior, I would hope to see an awareness that did not exist before they studied the module. The desired change would be a heightened interest in the problem and further research into the causes and effects of excessive CO2 in our environment.

Level 4 – Results – What are the tangible results of the learning process?
I would need to evaluate the learner and summarize the results that are attributable to time spent learning from this course module. If this class were included as a module that fit into a larger framework, then tangible results would be the student’s ability to understand what CO2 is, and their ability to apply that knowledge to continued classwork.
I also want to mention that I did see the need for feedback from the students, with regard to what they were being taught. Formative evaluation of the module occurred when students were tested after each topic section, and their scores were studied. There were 15 tests in total, within the module. Summative evaluation would occur after the module is completed. A link for a Likert Scale Online Evaluation Survey would be emailed to the student, using the free version of the online service, “SurveyMonkey,” to create the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/

The Likert items in the survey would be: Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, and Strongly Agree
Student Online Evaluation Questions (limited to 10 in the free version of SurveyMonkey):

Course Content Questions:
1. Course length and pace was appropriate for the topic.
2. Course content was clear and easy to understand.
3. The videos, illustrations and interactions were used effectively.
4. Materials expanded my understanding of the content to a new level or deeper degree.

Instructor Questions:
1. The topics covered provided enough information.
2.The instructor collected enough information to adequately evaluate my performance.

Class Technology Use Questions:
1. The technology used in the course supported the goals of the course.
2. I could navigate the module easily.

Free Response Questions:
1. In what ways has the course influenced your understanding of the subject?
2. What was the most significant learning experience in this course?