Assessing the reliability of merging Chickering & Gamson’s Seven principles for good practice with Merrill’s Different levels of instructional strategy (DLISt7)

Jabar, Syaril Izwann and Albion, Peter R. (2016) Assessing the reliability of merging Chickering & Gamson’s Seven principles for good practice with Merrill’s Different levels of instructional strategy (DLISt7). Online Learning, 20 (2 (Special Issue)). pp. 1-24. ISSN 2472-5749

Abstract

Based on Chickering and Gamson’s (1987) Seven Principles for Good Practice, this research project attempted to revitalize the principles by merging them with Merrill’s (2006) Different Levels of Instructional Strategy. The aim was to develop, validate, and standardize a measurement instrument (DLISt7) using a pretest-posttest Internet quasi-experiment. It was proposed that the instrument could then be used as a rubric either for facilitating the implementation of DLISt7, or as a set of unobtrusive diagnostic indicators for assessing the quality of learning experienced by students in blended and online courses. The study was conducted across five faculties at a regional Australian multi-campus university. The intent was to contribute to knowledge building by leveraging the data that had been collected, analyzed, and reported to generate awareness about the likelihood of scaffolding and scaling, varying levels of instructional strategies for communicating expectations, and relaying information. The idea was to produce a tool that would create more opportunities for more of the principles to be put to good use as an effectiveness multiplier. The findings from the analysis conducted using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis verified the validity of DLISt7 and demonstrated excellent internal reliability values.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 03:18
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 00:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: online learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29413

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