It is a culmination of findings delivered through two phases of research activity relating specifically to the WickED website – preliminary analysis of existing research materials and the conduct of quantitative research among the site’s current user base. Alongside this evaluation is one conducted by CORE Education, making use of a differing research methodology and analysis techniques to enhance the depth and breadth of the evaluation.
This report delivers an evaluation of the extent to which the WickED service impacts student learning as well as its impact on teachers, parents and other adults. It focuses on the findings from Nielsen//NetRatings’ core research activity for the study – a quantitative online survey among actual users of the WickED website, both students and adult users; and incorporates key findings from the preparatory stage of research. Detailed findings from the preparatory stage of research are found in a supporting document.
On completion of the evaluations of the WickED, Studyit and Any Questions websites, an holistic piece of analysis and reporting will be delivered to determine how web-based services (in general) are currently aligning and integrating with children and young people’s overall learning experiences and outcomes.