The College of Agriculture and Related Sciences (CARS) conducted a two-day workshop on Designing Instructional Materials (IM) Evaluation Tool on April 23-24, 2021, through face-to-face mode following the safety and health protocols. The activity was facilitated by Mr. Bryl I. Manigo, Interim IM Committee Chair of the College, and participated in by 16 representative faculty members from the Department of Agricultural Sciences (DAS), Department of Forestry (DF), and Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (DABE).
The faculty workforce of the college already crafted various instructional materials used in teaching. However, these materials are not yet duly reviewed due to a lack of appropriate tools in the process of evaluation. The instructional materials provided by the faculty to their students must undergo a thorough assessment to ensure the accuracy, relevance, and comprehensibility of the materials. This workshop was conducted to capacitate faculty with the necessary knowledge, skills, and values on designing appropriate evaluation tools and hone their skills in designing and evaluating instructional materials. The resource persons were Dr. Mildin J. Retutas and Mr. Michael B. Dodongan, BSED Program Head and MEEM Program Head, respectively, of the College of Teacher Education and Technology.
On the first day of the activity, Dr. Retutas discussed the theories in instructional materials development and the different design models. Afterwards, Mr. Dodongan presented the evaluation of instructional module guidelines on system and tool. After the open forum, the participants started to formulate an evaluation tool which was assessed by the resource persons as part of the workshop. Revisions were then made based on the comments of the resource persons.
The following day, samples of the module made by the faculty were evaluated using the designed evaluation tool. After then, deliberation among the participants and speakers was done to improve the evaluation tool further. The evaluation tool for instructional materials as an output of the activity will be presented later to the college for approval.