Software Evaluation – Conceptual Model

Overview: To evaluate the effects of a given software or educational technological tool, we developed a conceptual model that depicts the key areas for software evaluation, and the relationships between our software evaluation work and the relevant stakeholders on campus. 

Outcomes: This model helps us plan and frame the evaluation of specific software or educational technological tools. 

The conceptual model for software evaluation is as follows. Specifically, “influences on teaching and learning” means the influences of the specific software or tool in the teaching and learning context in which it is implemented. 

Future plans: We will continue to use the model as a basis for framing our software evaluation work. Meanwhile, we will make adjustments or updates to the model as needed. 

Author/Personnel: by Jun Fu; Scott Schopieray, Jessica Sender

Partners: Jason Beaudin, Mike Zakhem

Jun Fu

Dr. Jun Fu joined the EDLI Team from Oklahoma State University, where she earned a PhD in Educational Psychology and served as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Aviation. Dr. Fu specializes in program evaluation, research and assessment for the EDLI team.