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Developing Effective Evaluation Studies

Developing Effective Evaluation Studies is an introductory course that provides a hands-on approach to effectively assess learning and behavior within informal learning contexts such as museums, national parks, zoos, aquariums and broadcast media.

The design and implementation of an evaluation is used as a lens for understanding the hows and whys of assessment and learning evaluation. This course is designed to help professionals design their own education evaluation or assessment research and become informed consumers of research.

Time Commitment: Plan for 5 hours of work per week.

Informal & Experiential Learning Certificate

This online course is part of the Informal & Experiential Learning Certificate developed by free-choice learning experts John Falk, Lynn Dierking and Sean Rowe based on the innovative Oregon State University graduate program in education.

Core Informal Learning Courses:

Elective Courses:

College Partners

This course is a collaboration between Oregon State University College of Education and Oregon State University Professional and Continuing Education.

July 10 - Aug. 30, 2021
Seven weeks
price (2)
$390 (+ $60 registration fee)


Erin Hicks, M.A.

Erin is a museum professional with over 10 years of experience working on the design and development of art and history museum exhibits. Erin expanded that experience to include museum education theory and practice as she earned a masters degree in museum studies, specifically following a learning track of visitor experience and education.

Past Students' Work

Take a look at some recent projects our students have created.