Evaluation of The Enrichment Channel (TEC) project.
This two-year project was funded through the Federal Department of Education. The Enrichment Channel was a unique new multi-media experience that delivered learning materials and lesson guides directly into classrooms and homes via computer and telecommunications technologies. It provided students, teachers, and families in southeastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula with unique arts and culture materials aligned with the Michigan Curriculum Framework. Products included three thematically integrated video, CD-ROM, and Internet Literacy Content Units. The process and outcome methodologies for the evaluation of this project included content validation for all products, face-to-face and telephone interviews, group discussions, and on-site observations for programming and taping of products.
The primary purposes of the evaluation was to ensure that project activities and products were keyed to the needs of educators and students, described the process and products associated with the project, and assessed the overall merit and worth of the project.