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ERIC Number: EJ1001013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
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ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Creating a Sustainable Online Instructor Observation System: A Case Study Highlighting Flaws when Blending Mentoring and Evaluation
Schulte, Marthann; Dennis, Kay; Eskey, Michael; Taylor, Cathy; Zeng, Heather
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v13 n3 p83-96 Jun 2012
Quality and accountability mandates require institutions to monitor online instruction in a uniform and complete manner. In many institutions, instructor training is sparse and faculty evaluation occurs only through end-of-course student evaluations that may or may not yield adequate information on how the instructor performs online. Consequently, the "online instructor evaluation system" (OIES) was developed to ensure the finest quality educational experience for online students via a systematic approach to faculty training, mentoring, and evaluation. Research has shown that combining mentoring and evaluation is not feasible, and therefore another approach is warranted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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