Increasing Educational Impact: A Multi-Method Model for Evaluating Extension Workshops
Extension professionals are increasingly being asked to account for their activities through formal program evaluation. Many models of evaluation have been developed to accomplish the goals of evaluation (judge the merit and worth of a program, improve the program, ensure oversight and compliance, or develop theory). This article presents a unique model that combines formative and summative techniques in addition to Stufflebeam's Context, Input, Process, and Products model to successfully evaluate a series of Integrated Pest Management workshops presented to horticultural professionals. The evaluation process resulted in increased learning among the program providers and more educationally effective workshops for stakeholders.
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Kelsey, K. D., Schnelle, M., & Bolin, P. (2005). Increasing Educational Impact: A Multi-Method Model for Evaluating Extension Workshops. The Journal of Extension, 43(3), Article 5. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss3/5