Evaluation activities

A challenge for us as evaluators was that we were not there to identify a baseline at the beginning of the project so when we examined changing practices many of these had already happened or started to happen. So we took a retrospective view looking at how they changed, why they changed, and what didn’t change by utilising historical accounts, …

Evaluation approach

An Activity Theory approach was used to frame this evaluation.  Activity theory views human activities, such as providing open classes, as complex socially situated phenomena. Activity systems are socio-cultural settings where community members (subjects) work on some sort of object or ‘problem space’, transforming it into an outcome using tools which may be technological (such as software) or conceptual (such …

The Study

This report offers a reflection on findings from a one year evaluation study into the distributed open media classes at Coventry University. The study team comprises Lou McGill and Tim Gray of Lou McGill Consultancy Ltd. We would like to thank the Department of Media in the School of Art and Design for their input, openness and patience during the …