Course Functionality Page Script
This interactive file will show you how to use the interface for the course. Click the Start button to begin.
A start button begins the animation.
The animation page shows a screen capture with highlighted areas. Each area has text that comes up when you roll over it. The areas and text are as follows:
- Title area: The title area reflects the title of the course. Title shown is "Non-Researcher's Guide to Evidence-Based Program Evaluation."
- Page numbering area: The page numbering area shows which page you are on in the course. Shown is "Page 16 of 91"
- Breadcrumb area: The breadcrumb links let you access the first page of each topic of the course. Shown are "Course Overview," "Why We Evaluate," "Types of Evaluation," "Evaluation Designs (selected)," "Research Quality," "Three Stages," "Hiring an External Evaluator," "Managing an Evaluation," "Evaluation Reporting," and "Summary."
- Page title area: The page title area reflects the title of the page. Shown is "Evaluation Designs"
- Content area: The content area contains the text for the course. Shown is "What is Evaluation Design? Evaluation design refers to the structure of a study. There are many ways to design a study, and some are considered to be more rigorous than others. Evaluation designs are differentiated by at least three factors:"
- Links: There are several types of links in the course. Links to content outside of the NREPP website will have an external link icon next to them, and links to content within the course or NREPP's website will not. Internal NREPP links are underlined in blue. Links outside of NREPP are underlined in blue and have an external link icon. Shown is "1. The presence or absence of a control group (or groups) in the study, 2. How participants are assigned to study groups (i.e., with or without randomization), and 3. The number of times or frequency with which outcomes are measured."
- Instructional text: Instructional text will help you use course pages and move through the course. Shown is "Select 'Next' to continue."
- Back button: Use the Back button to go to the previous page of the course. Shown is the "Back" link.
- Course map: Use the Course Map link to open the Course Map, with links to each page of the course. Shown is the "Course Map" link and a screen capture of the Course Map pop up page. The screen capture displays the "«Back" link for returning to the previous page, The 'Course Map' title, Links for Course Overview| Why We Evaluate | Types of Evaluation | Evaluation Designs | Research Quality | Three Stages of Evaluation | Hiring an External Evaluator | Managing an Evaluation | Evaluation Reporting | and Summary, an Introduction sub-title, a Course Overview sub-sub title, an 'About This Course' (page 1) link, an 'Intended Audience' (page 1) link, a 'Course Technical Requirements' (page 2) link, and a 'Course Topics' (page 3) link.
- Progress bar: The Progress Bar shows the percentage of the course you have completed. Shown is a progress bar at 18%
- Resources link: The Resources link allows you to access documents, links, the glossary and other resources for the course. Shown is the Resources link and a screen capture of the Resources Table of Contents page. Text shown is as follows: 'Resources Table of Contents' title, 'Further Reading' sub-title, 'General Resources' link, 'Resource Methods and Designs' link, 'Missing Data and Attrition' link, 'Reliability and Validity' link, and 'Evaluation Reporting' link.
- Next button: Use the Next button to go to the next page of the course. Shown is the "Next" link.
- Image area: The image area contains images to accent pertinent points. Included in this section can also be flash pieces or quote boxes.