Context for Evaluating Online Teaching 37 may not—be the case. Teaching online involves two key dimensions: course design and course facilitation (i.e., teaching). In some institutions, individual faculty members are responsible for ...
Author: Thomas J. Tobin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 108Create a more effective system for evaluating online faculty Evaluating Online Teaching is the first comprehensivebook to outline strategies for effectively measuring the quality ofonline teaching, providing the tools and guidance that facultymembers and administrators need. The authors address challengesthat colleges and universities face in creating effective onlineteacher evaluations, including organizational structure,institutional governance, faculty and administrator attitudes, andpossible budget constraints. Through the integration of casestudies and theory, the text provides practical solutions geared toaddress challenges and foster effective, efficient evaluations ofonline teaching. Readers gain access to rubrics, forms, andworksheets that they can customize to fit the needs of their uniqueinstitutions. Evaluation methods designed for face-to-face classrooms, fromstudent surveys to administrative observations, are often appliedto the online teaching environment, leaving reviewers andinstructors with an ill-fitted and incomplete analysis.Evaluating Online Teaching shows how strategies forevaluating online teaching differ from those used in traditionalclassrooms and vary as a function of the nature, purpose, and focusof the evaluation. This book guides faculty members andadministrators in crafting an evaluation process specificallysuited to online teaching and learning, for more accurate feedbackand better results. Readers will: Learn how to evaluate online teaching performance Examine best practices for student ratings of onlineteaching Discover methods and tools for gathering informal feedback Understand the online teaching evaluation life cycle The book concludes with an examination of strategies forfostering change across campus, as well as structures for creatinga climate of assessment that includes online teaching as acomponent. Evaluating Online Teaching helps institutionsrethink the evaluation process for online teaching, with the endgoal of improving teaching and learning, student success, andinstitutional results.