Assess technology


From the list below, select the data gathering method(s) you wish to use and learn the best practices way to implement it.

Focus group
A group of similar individuals who provide information during a directed and moderated interactive group discussion.
A directed conversation with an individual using a list of questions designed to gather extended responses.
The systematic observation of program processes or operations using checklists, scaled ratings, or narrative comments.
An ordered series of questions administered to individuals in a systematic manner.
Blackboard survey
Using the Blackboard course management system quizzing tool to conduct surveys.
Ongoing Course Assessment survey
The UT Austin, Web-based survey system that solicits anonymous student feedback at any time during the semester.
Usability testing
A process of assessing the usability of a product (e.g., a Web site, software, hardware, etc.) by directly observing and talking to actual or potential users of the product.

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