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ERIC Number: ED359200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 12
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An Approach to the Evaluation of Subjects Taught in the Distance Mode.
Nunan, Ted; King, Bruce
Over the last 2 years, 3 Australian universities have been cooperating on a Commonwealth Government funded project on Distance Teaching and Evaluation Skills to identify and disseminate good practice in the professional development of distance educators. A specific and supportive professional development intervention to foster the evaluation of subjects taught by distance education was studied. Experienced distance educators at the University of South Australia were asked to comment on components of an evaluation questionnaire that sought student responses to a teaching package with which they were working. From this, a revised general questionnaire and four shorter template versions were developed to deal with subject content, the study package and library services, the teaching process, and assessment. "Constructing an Evaluation Questionnaire" was also prepared. At two other universities, Deakin and Monash, professional development activities centered on workshops for distance educators to identify concerns and to consider the approach undertaken at the University of South Australia. Workshop participants concluded that "Constructing an Evaluation Questionnaire" and its supporting documents represents an approach suitable for inclusion in the general professional development resources for the Distance Teaching and Evaluation Skills project. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia