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CIPP Model to Evaluate the Use of Computer Technology in the Curriculum of the Urban Elementary School

CIPP Model to Evaluate the Use of Computer Technology in the Curriculum of the Urban Elementary School

Evaluation of the programs and procedures in the curricula of any level of students assumes utmost importance as it contributes positively to the further improvement of such programs and procedures. Evaluation is commonly understood as the process of collecting data on the performance of something in terms of the contribution it makes to the students’ learning and development. Evaluation of any programme in the educational curricula is performed in terms of the results achieved as a result of the programme performance and effectiveness. Many evaluation approaches are in practice to ensure that the objectives set in the programme are attained through the programme and long term goals of student learning and development can be accomplished. The Eight-Year Study Model, The (Tyler)-Newton Metfessel-William Michael Model, Michael Provus’s Discrepancy Evaluation Model etc. are some of the popular models rigorously applied in the education sector for programme evaluation (Ralph, 1988; Newton and William, 1988). Apart from other models, CIPP model is found to have been accepted as the most sought after one, especially for technology related programmes and procedures in the school and college curricula.

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The Effect Of Recent Development In Innovation And Technology On The Profitability and Practices of Commercial Banks

The Effect Of Recent Development In Innovation And Technology On The Profitability and Practices of Commercial Banks

Commercial banks have a very important role to play in economic development. These banks are financial institutions that accept deposits, offer business loans and services related to the deposits and the loans. By offering banking services to the customers, commercial banks are able to receive deposits and give loans to businesses (Fraser et al, 2000). In the contemporary society, commercial banking is also referred to as business banking .Commercial banks’ primary objective is to generate profits and this has made development that occurs in both domestic and global market to influence the banks’ profitability and management practices. Since the engagement of commercial banks in various activities aim at increasing their profitability, commercial banks need to be highly competitive in the market .To maintain high levels of profitability, the services offered to the customers and the practices undertaken in commercial banks should be satisfactory to the customers.

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