Student Evaluation of Online Instruction: Development of a Comprehensive System
Kristine Hogarty, Jeffrey Kromrey, Melinda Hess, Shauna Schullo, Ann Barron, Amy Hilbelink, Lou Carey, University of South Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The primary purpose of this study was to develop a valid, reliable, and feasible evaluation system that institutions of higher learning, as well as other educational institutions could use or adapt to evaluate courses and programs delivered online. The foundations of this research were built upon evaluation and accreditation standards, learning theories, systems perspectives and principals of instructional design. Psychometric analyses of data gathered from three semesters of testing in 20 online courses were used to refine the instrumentation. The results of this study suggest seven primary domains that should be addressed in student evaluation of online courses: online design and organization, instructional design and delivery, technological support, communications, interactions, student characteristics, and assessment. This research provides a concise reference to guide revision of previously constructed instruments and the development of new evaluation and assessment systems and tools.
Hogarty, K., Kromrey, J., Hess, M., Schullo, S., Barron, A., Hilbelink, A. & Carey, L. (2005). Student Evaluation of Online Instruction: Development of a Comprehensive System. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 866-871). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).