CREATE A CULTURE OF EVALUATION AND ESTABLISH ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS THAT ENHANCE ONLINE LEARNING
"This is the most informed, perceptive, and sensible book I′ve seen on the subject of evaluating online teaching. It should be required reading for both professors who teach online and those who evaluate their performance."
Peter Seldin, Distinguished Professor of Management, Pace University, and author, The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions
Evaluating Online Teaching is the first comprehensive book to outline strategies for effectively measuring the quality of online teaching, providing the tools and guidance that faculty members and administrators need in order to improve teaching and learning, student success, and institutional results. The authors address challenges that colleges and universities face in creating effective online teacher evaluations, including organizational structure, institutional governance, faculty and administrator attitudes, and possible budget constraints. Readers gain access to rubrics, forms, and worksheets that they can customize to fit the needs of their unique institutions and come to understand the online teaching evaluation life cycle.
About the Authors xi
PART ONE: PLANNING 1
1 Challenges in Evaluation of Online Teaching 3
2 Context for Evaluating Online Teaching 25
3 Establishing a Foundation for Evaluating Online Teaching 53
PART TWO: FORMATIVE EVALUATION 73
4 Conducting Formative Reviews to Enhance Online Teaching 75
PART THREE: SUMMATIVE EVALUATION 101
5 Student Ratings of Online Teaching 103
6 Administrative Evaluation of Online Teaching 119
7 Administrative Review Tools 143
8 Integrating Data Analytics in the Evaluation of Online Teaching 161
PART FOUR: SUSTAINING A CULTURE OF EVALUATION 185
9 From Tools to Processes 187
10 Implementing the Evaluation Process 211
11 The Online–Teaching Evaluation Life Cycle 231
12 Next Steps 247
THOMAS J. TOBIN is coordinator of learning technologies at the Center for Teaching and Learning at Northeastern Illinois University and serves on the editorial boards of the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration and the Journal of Interactive Online Learning.
B. JEAN MANDERNACH is director of the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching and research professor at Grand Canyon University.
ANN H. TAYLOR is director of the John A. Dutton e–Education Institute at Penn State University and serves on the editorial board of eLearn Magazine.