Evidenced-Based Evaluation Framework for Community-Based Experiential Learning Projects for the Bachelor of Media Studies

Title Evidenced-Based Evaluation Framework for Community-Based Experiential Learning Projects for the Bachelor of Media Studies
Faculty/College/Unit Arts
Status Active
Duration 2 Year
Initiation 04/01/2017
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Richard Arias Hernandez
Year 1: Funded Amount 4,800
Year 1: Team Members

Richard Cavell, Director, Bachelor of Media Studies
Susan Grossman, Director, UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning

Project Summary

This project will design and test a framework to evaluate Community-Based Experiential Learning (CBEL) projects for the Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) of the Faculty of Arts. Current CBEL projects do not have a structured, evidenced-based, evaluation framework to determine how effectively learning outcomes and other objectives are being reached. This project centres on the creation and testing of an evaluation framework that links the multiple interests and objectives of CBEL stakeholders and identifies adequate data collection and data analysis methods (quantitative and qualitative). We expect to apply this evaluation framework and use its results to improve CBEL initiatives for students, teachers, and community partners alike. Results should also inform an evidence-based strategy that integrates current independent CBEL initiatives, focused on individual courses, into a single coherent CBEL strategy for the whole BMS. This project collaborates and coordinates with a currently proposed large TLEF, as a case study, to develop a more generic evaluation framework for all academic programs using CBEL at UBC.