Dealing with Validity of Pedagogical and Technical Features of Educational Product

This post is especially written for researcher who are conducting research that offers internet-based educational product including its pedagogical features.

In this post, I mainly talk about the validity of the web-based academic English module - an educational product which is especially designed and developed for ESP students at Universitas Negeri Makassar.

Expert judgment can be the solution for the validity of your internet-based educational product. The crucial point here is related to the content of your validation sheet that should, at least, focus on 4 aspects, they are:

  1. Pedagogical features of your product;
  2. Technical features;
  3. Instructional language applied;
  4. Format & presentation

Pedagogical features

Pedagogical features simply refer to aspects that your designed and developed educational product offers in dealing with teaching and learning. For the case of website as coursebook/module, it may discuss about conformity with:

  1. Curriculum, syllabus and lesson plan;
  2. Target subject matter
  3. Vision and mission of institution
  4. Objectives
  5. Target users' needs
  6. Target users' characteristics

These are the fundamental points of pedagogy. In validating the pedagogical features of your educational product, you may write a questionnaire that especially focuses on pedagogical features to be addressed to validator who are expert on the field you are researching.

In developing questionnaire statements or items, each of the mentioned points previously can be transformed into several questions, depends on your focus. Here are some examples of statements or items that focus on pedagogical features.

Questionnaire for Lecturer

No. Statement / Item 1 2 3 4
1. Material and activity are in accordance with curriculum
2. Material and activity are in accordance with syllabus
3. Material and activity are in accordance with lesson plan
4. Material and activity are ESP-oriented
5. Material and activity are realible in achieving course objectives
6. etc.