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“Did they get it?” Evaluating Learner Outcomes in an Online Special Education Graduate Program
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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

East Carolina University leads the state of North Carolina in DE higher education enrollment. This includes approval to offer the only totally online Master of Arts in Education – Special Education degree. As this program was developed, careful attention was paid to the creation of an evaluation system that focuses on the future roles of our students as Practitioner, Collaborator, Leader, and Researcher. Once the sequence of courses was completed, the assessment plan was expanded to include check points of critical skills or concepts we could embed within the program to provide formative and summative evaluation (including a thesis and electronic portfolio). Additional considerations in the assessment plan address the infrastructure needed to implement and evaluate an effective online program including student support, data collection and analysis; data-driven decision-making practices; and faculty evaluation.

Citation

Davis, L., Steinweg, S., Warren, S.H., Kilburn, R. & Engleman, M. (2003). “Did they get it?” Evaluating Learner Outcomes in an Online Special Education Graduate Program. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 196-199). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 15, 2019 from .

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