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, Volume 62, Issue 1, pp 126–127 | Cite as

Review of Spector, J.M., & Yuen, A.H.K. (2016). Educational technology program and project evaluation. New York: Routledge

  • Kristin ElwoodEmail author
  • Yi-Chun Hong
  • Wilhelmina Savenye
Column: Book Review

The book Educational Technology Program and Project Evaluation by Spector and Yuen (2016) is part of a larger series edited by J. Michael Spector entitled Interdisciplinary Approaches to Educational Technology Series. In this concise 190-page book, Spector and Yuen impart a wealth of information concerning the foundations of effective evaluation. The program and project evaluation book is first divided into four parts with each part including a different aspect of evaluation theory and key definitions. The authors have embedded learning activities—such as short quizzes, problem scenarios, and practice tasks—to facilitate engagement with the concepts. They also included online links and additional literature as extension resources. In addition, a concluding section provides a sample evaluation plan, a list of professional evaluation associations, and a list of peer-reviewed evaluation journals.

Part one, which includes chapters one through five, provides an overview of the authors’ main...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristin Elwood
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yi-Chun Hong
    • 1
  • Wilhelmina Savenye
    • 1
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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