FETCH! Interactive Webisode Evaluation Report

March 1st, 2009 | EVALUATION

Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) performed an evaluation study in the fall of 2010 on behalf of WGBH to evaluate the effectiveness of an online, interactive webisode developed as an educational component of the FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman series (http://pbskids.org/fetch/). The webisode was not connected to the FETCH! website at the time of the evaluation study, but will be after the study is complete. With an emphasis on building math skills, the interactive webisode was designed to teach and engage elementary-aged kids (ages 6 – 10) to identify and create combinations. In addition to identifying ways to enhance the usability of the webisode, we found: (1) Over time, kids began to adopt a more systematic process of identifying combinations. (2) The greatest learning gains we observed were among eight and nine year olds. (3) Kids self-reported that the webisode was educational. (4) Kids reported that they liked the webisode, would visit it again, and recommend it to others. (5) The webisode was, for the most part, usable. A copy of the interview script is included in the appendix of this document.

Document

FETCH_Webisode_Report_121510.pdf

Team Members

Chris Bransfield, Evaluator, Concord Evaluation Group
Christine Paulsen, Evaluator, Concord Evaluation Group
WGBH, Contributor

Funders

Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0840307
Funding Amount: 2951197

Related URLs

FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman, Season Five

Tags

Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Mathematics
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Formative | Interview Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments
Environment Type: Media and Technology | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media

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This material is supported by National Science Foundation award DRL-2229061, with previous support under DRL-1612739, DRL-1842633, DRL-1212803, and DRL-0638981. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within InformalScience.org are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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