ERIC Number: ED449386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Assessing Online Learning.
Wagner, June G.
Keying In, v11 n4 Mar 2000
This document contains three articles devoted to assessing online learning. "Online Learning: A Digital Revolution" profiles innovative World Wide Web-based programs at high schools and colleges in the United States and worldwide and discusses the following topics: new demographic realities; the need for continuous (lifelong) learning; and strategies for reinventing education. "Determining the Efficacy of Online Learning" begins by defining learning and proceeds to explore the following topics: new learner and teacher responsibilities; assessment of student outcomes and attitudes; gaps in the research on distance and online learning efficacy; methods of assessing courses, teachers, and programs; and the relationship between online learning and business education. A table devoted to measures of quality in online learning lists a total of 24 benchmarks for use in evaluating the following aspects of online learning and instruction: institutional support; course development; teaching/learning; course structure; student support; faculty support; and evaluation and assessment. "Meeting the Challenges of Teaching Students Online" presents guidelines for creating effective course Web sites and promoting high student participation and performance levels. A list of 13 print and online resources concludes the document. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Attitude Measures, Benchmarking, Business Education, Change Strategies, Computer Uses in Education, Course Evaluation, Definitions, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Futures (of Society), Guidelines, High Schools, Higher Education, Innovation, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Internet, Online Courses, Online Systems, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Responsibility, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Responsibility, Universities, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Business Education Association, Reston, VA.
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