When you have worked through this handbook, you should be able to: 1 Differentiate between monitoring and evaluation. 2 Define what kinds of monitoring information need to be gathered to inform research and evaluation of a distance education programme and for what purposes. 3 Identify and analyse appropriate methods to gather that information. 4 Map the systems required to manage that information efficiently, and define the reporting requirements of programme monitoring systems. 5 Apply the outputs of programme monitoring systems in support of research and evaluation processes. 6 Describe how research and evaluation can improve educational delivery, drawing on programme monitoring data. PREST in Open and Distance Learning: Using Programme Monitoring in Research and Evaluation (B1 Handbook)

Author(s): Butcher, Neil
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