A Model For Designing and Evaluating Teacher Training Programs in Technology Education

  • Justus J. Randolph
  • Marjo Virnes
  • Pasi J. Eronen
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 171)


This paper describes a model that was successfully used for the simultaneous design and evaluation planning of a Finnish teacher training program in technology education that was carried out via computer-mediated learning. An argument for simultaneous program design and evaluation planning is given.

Key words

program design program evaluation technology education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Justus J. Randolph
    • 1
  • Marjo Virnes
    • 1
  • Pasi J. Eronen
    • 1
  1. 1.Educational Technology Research Group, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of JoensuuJoensuuFinland

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