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Updated by Jessica Connor on Jun 11, 2018
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Technology Evaluation Plan Top 10

After reviewing the technology evaluation plan, I discovered many themes and ideas that were new and interesting to me, including the following items...

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Bolster Shortcomings

Bolster Shortcomings

A potential goal in creating a technology evaluation plan is to find ways to apply technology to bolster shortcomings in academics revealed by other evaluations.

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Consider Stakeholders

Consider Stakeholders

Considering the desired outcomes and goals of other stakeholders when designing evaluations offers a chance for them to be involved in the process.

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Create Outlines

Create Outlines

Creating outlines for designing and implementing evaluations. These outlines help delineate what parts of a program to observe and document.

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Set Clear Goals

Set Clear Goals

Setting clear goals of the evaluation prior to starting. These goals are a combination of others’ goals, goals that are practical to the application, and any other goals the reviewer sees fit.

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List Indicators

List Indicators

Listing the indicators of goals before beginning the evaluation assures the evaluation is impartial and can be reused in future assessments.

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Use Surveys

Use Surveys

Using surveys as a part of the evaluation brings in more voices and makes the evaluation more comprehensive. It may also help to find solutions to problems and suggestions for improvements that can be implemented in the future.

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Follow Up

Follow Up

Following up after research has been completed and reports are delivered is a great way to hold stakeholders accountable for the results and improving shortcomings in the findings.

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Create Worksheets

Create Worksheets

Creating worksheets for each step of the process helps the evaluator keep track of progress and compile information for reports and presentations.

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Collect Background Data

Collect Background Data

Getting background data such as staff count, student-to-teacher ratios, student-to-device ratios, etc. can help structure suggestions for improvement and make sense of the evaluation data collected.

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Make Suggestions

Make Suggestions

Making suggestions for improvement simple and easy to implement with schedules/timetables and cost evaluations may increase the probability that these changes will be taken seriously by administrators.

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Conclusion

Designing and implementing a technology evaluation can be a simple process if the assessor works with a well-ordered plan. Assessing the validity and efficacy of a technology program can lead to grand improvements for both staff and students in an educational setting.