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Educational Evaluation
(University of Cambridge & University of East Anglia)

Aims & Objectives

The project aims to develop an archive and a replicable process by which context-rich case study data and analysis may be represented electronically and in forms useful and relevant to the widest possible range of users. While the technologies identified to allow this are also supportive of data sharing, the primary focus of the project is the development of a research archive.

Objectives include:

  1. The identification of a suitable set of education case studies drawn from those developed by the participants in the "Cambridge Conferences" on Educational Evaluation, along with data locating those studies in historical, policy and methodological context
  2. The construction of a digital repository ('DSpace') containing electronic versions of case study data and contextual data, together with a collaboration and learning environment ('Sakai')
  3. The development and application of an appropriate descriptive metadata scheme for the description of the case study and contextual data through systematic analysis and collaboration with participants in the project
  4. The publication of the archive in a range of forms including web-based resources for public access and e-learning materials
  5. The provision of electronic and documentary support for the development of further archives of similar scope and design

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