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ERIC Number: EJ874953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Formative and Summative Evaluation of Online Courses
Stewart, Barbara L.; Waight, Consuelo L.; Norwood, Marcella M.; Ezell, Shirley D.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v5 n2 p101-109 2004
Formative and summative evaluations were used to evaluate students' perceptions of online courses. Inquiry focused on three primary areas including a) interaction with course content and instructors, b) accessibility of resources in an on-line environment, and c) perceptions of online course engagement. Findings indicated that students both anticipated and experienced positive interactions with course materials, graphics, visuals, and instructors. Additionally, students anticipated and experienced adequate access to needed resources including support personnel. Finally, students favorably perceived course design components. Overall, students valued the flexibility of using online technology and thought the course was well organized and met their expectations. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas