Conducting Quality Online Course Evaluations: Different Modalities, Different Tools

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By: Kurt Hueg, Dean, Business and Social Sciences Division, Foothill College and Co-presenters: Patricia James & Dolores Davison -- "While online courses have been around for twenty years or more in some community colleges, the course evaluation instruments for many colleges are still based on a face to face model. This session will discuss best practices for conducting online course evaluations and look at a case study of how one district developed a separate online evaluation form. After many years of trying to apply an outdated course evaluation instrument to fully online classes, at Foothill and De Anza Colleges, faculty, administrators and the faculty union worked together to create a separate online course evaluation form and also create a separate less formal peer review process for online courses. Session presenters will discuss how the new instrument is used and what areas of focus evaluators look for in to ensure courses are creating substantive interaction between faculty members and students and that online course standards are met."