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Lewandowski, Gary W., Jr.; Higgins, Emma; Nardone, Natalie N. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2012
This set of experiments assessed the influence of RateMyProfessors.com profiles, and the perceived credibility of those profiles, on students' evaluations of professors and retention of material. In Study 1, 302 undergraduates were randomly assigned to read positive or negative RateMyProfessors.com profiles with comments that focused on…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Profiles, Internet, Credibility
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Lalla, Michele; Ferrari, Davide – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2011
The collection of teaching evaluation questionnaires in the traditional paper-and-pencil format is a costly and time-consuming process and yet it is a common assessment practice in many university systems. Web-based data collection would reduce costs and significantly increase the efficiency of the overall evaluation process in numerous ways.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Collection, Reggio Emilia Approach, Internet
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Crossouard, Barbara; Pryor, John – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2009
This article reports on aspects of a recent research and development project in doctoral education. It focuses on the use of email for tutor's formative assessment within the early stages of a Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) in an English university. Its case study methodology included participant observation of the programme workshops,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Research and Development, Participant Observation, Supervision
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Heinrich, Eva; Milne, John; Ramsay, Annabel; Morrison, David – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2009
This article reports on selected aspects of a larger study on the use of electronic tools in the context of the management and marking of assignments. The study comprised a literature review, interviews and a review of e-tools. The article briefly summarises the findings from the literature on what comprises quality in assignment marking. The…
Descriptors: Assignments, Higher Education, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries
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Sonntag, Michael E.; Bassett, Jonathan F.; Snyder, Timothy – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2009
The present article examined the validity of public web-based teaching evaluations by comparing the ratings on RateMyProfessors.com for 126 professors at Lander University to the institutionally administered student evaluations of teaching and actual average assigned GPAs for these same professors. Easiness website ratings were significantly…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Validity, Teacher Effectiveness