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ERIC Number: EJ866286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Efficient Evaluation of Online Course Facilitation: The "Quick Check" Policy Measure
Schulte, Marthann
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v57 n2 p110-116 2009
In distance education and online learning, the exponential growth of programs and the need for instructors has forced proper analysis of instructor teaching and learning to the background. To meet the immediate needs of students and technical operations, distance learning institutions often fail to evaluate how well instructors follow needed online policies and online best practices, and do not provide general mentoring or remediation for instructors. One task confronting many distance learning programs is to properly evaluate a large number of instructors in a short time. Another task is to then use the completed evaluations to promote professional development. Park University's College for Distance Learning (CDL) has implemented a Quick Check evaluation mechanism to gauge online instructor facilitation. The Quick Check is an elemental online course facilitation measure that efficiently and objectively evaluates online instructors within their online classroom environment. In this article, the author reviews relevant literature, describes the Quick Check process, and presents research on its effectiveness in increasing facilitation of online courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A