Development and Evaluation of an Open-Source, Online Training for the Measurement of Adult-Child Responsivity at Home and in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings

The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

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Title Development and Evaluation of an Open-Source, Online Training for the Measurement of Adult-Child Responsivity at Home and in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings
 
Creator Rodrigues, Michelle
Schneider, Alessandra
Sokolovic, Nina
Brunsek, Ashley
Oré , Beatriz
Perlman, Michal
Jenkins, Jennifer
 
Subject responsive caregiving
parental sensitivity
online learning
observational measurement
low- and middle-income countries
 
Description Efforts to monitor and improve responsive caregiving for young children, because of its importance for child development, are part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Two brief observational measures of responsive caregiving have been developed and validated (Responsive Interactions for Learning—parent [RIFL-P] and educator [RIFL-Ed] versions), with the RIFL-P available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. The aim of the current study was to present and evaluate two online training programs for the RIFL measures. These distance learning courses were designed as open-source and asynchronous to enable their use in low- and middle-income countries and remote areas. The following course components are used: readings, lectures, observation of interactions on video, coding practice with automated feedback on item coding, and quizzes. Of the 76 trainees who registered for one of the online courses, 58 (76%) completed all theoretical module components. Student performance was generally high. Marks on quizzes ranged between 83%–100%. Ninety percent of those who took the reliability tests passed (40/44). Student satisfaction during and after the course was high. The effective online training programs are available free of charge and the RIFL suite of measures is efficient to implement. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
 
Publisher Athabasca University Press
 
Date 2021-04-27
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed, double-blind
 
Format text/html
application/epub+zip
application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/5472
10.19173/irrodl.v22i3.5472
 
Source The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning; Vol. 22 No. 3 (2021); 1-18
1492-3831
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/5472/5561
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/5472/5565
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/5472/5566
 
Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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