The "Boud and Prosser principles" formed the
basis of an evaluation instrument referred to as the Evaluation
and Redevelopment Framework (ERF). Its purpose is to identify
ICT-based learning design exemplars that foster high quality
learning experiences, and to determine whether these exemplars
have potential to be redeveloped in a more generic/reusable
However, in order for the evaluation instrument to be applied
successfully, the following issues needed consideration:
- The potential for a learning design to foster high quality
learning could only be assessed by applying the Boud and
Prosser principles to an actual implementation of a learning
design. Thus, a form/questionnaire that requested all necessary
information about a learning design implementation needed
to be designed.
- There was need for a protocol to describe a learning design
in a consistent and concise manner yet distill its essence.
- The process could only hope to evaluate the potential
for an ICT-based learning design to foster high quality
- There was a need to provide a mechanism to determine the
suitability of a learning design for redevelopment in a
Two workshops were conducted early in the project (March
and April 2001) to address the incorporation of these issues
into the ERF and to formatively evaluate the revised instrument.
The ERF subsequently underwent further refinement by the project
team based on feedback obtained from expert reviews and a
further two formative evaluation exercises were conducted.
To date, the ERF has undergone eight revisions.