ELI Course | From Courses to Colleges to Campus: How to Evaluate Online Teaching for Your Whole Campus

Part 1: November 17, 2017 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Part 2: November 29, 2017 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Part 3: December 6, 2017 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

When evaluating online teaching, colleges and universities often start by locating or creating a rating form. This is one of the last steps—not the first—in designing an effective evaluation of online teaching. Before we know what online-course activities and behaviors we will measure, we must take a holistic perspective and address context-specific factors that will shape the evaluation process. This course shares online-teaching evaluation techniques at the course, program, college, and campus levels.

Learning Objectives:

During this ELI course, participants will:

  • explore the impact of institutional culture, context and structure on the evaluation process;
  • examine evaluation examples from their own and colleagues' campuses;
  • evaluate sample online courses; and
  • apply best practices in self- peer-, and administrative-evaluation of online teaching.

NOTE: Participants will be asked to complete assignments in between the course segments that support the learning objectives stated below and will receive feedback and constructive critique from course facilitators on how to improve and shape their work.

Course Facilitators

Jean Mandernach

Jean Mandernach, Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching, Grand Canyon University

Jean Mandernach's research focuses on enhancing student learning through innovative online instructional strategies, integration of emergent technology, and evaluation of online teaching. As the director of the Grand Canyon University teaching and learning center, Jean's scholarly and professional work is dedicated to fostering effective, innovative, scholarly teaching.

Ann H. Taylor

Ann H. Taylor, Director, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

Ann H. Taylor has worked in the field of distance education since 1991, focusing on learning design and faculty development. She is the Director of the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute at Penn State University, where she guides her college's strategic vision and planning for online learning.

Thomas J. Tobin

Thomas Tobin, Author and Speaker

Thomas J. Tobin spent five years as the Coordinator of Learning Technologies in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. In the field of online-course and -program quality, he is best known for his work on administrative-evaluation techniques; his article on “Best Practices for Administrative Evaluation of Online Faculty” (2004) is considered a seminal work in the field, and has been cited in more than 150 publications.

Registration Open

Register by November 24, 2017.

All live content is recorded and may be viewed asynchronously at your convenience. See course agenda for live session dates.

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