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  • Hello – I’m Jill Beck, a Business Education Teacher here at Garden Spot High School in ELANCO School District. I have been asked by our principal to put together a proposal for online course evaluation.
  • In this presentation we will discuss our school setting, our ELANCO Online audience, and online program evaluation criteria
  • So let’s first take a look at our school setting.
  • We currently have about 3100 students attending ELANCO School District. There are however about 500 students within our district that are not attending public school. About 400 students are attending private school and about 100 of our students are attending school online. These 100 students are an important factor to us here in ELANCO because they are very costly. Pennsylvania advertises to parents that their children can attend and online education institution for free, however someone is paying their tuition and that happens to be the public school. The public school is required to pay the tuition that someone would pay if they were living in another district, but attending our public schools. As you can see it is quite costly. We pay anywhere from $8000 to about $14000 per student. This is a large reason why we have brought online education in house. There is a very large demand and the cost is also very large.
  • So who is attending online education and what are their reasons?
  • What we have found is that the students are all very different – all different levels of income and cultures. We also discovered that their reasons for attending online education are quite varied, it seems that each student has their own specific reason for attending online education.
  • We wanted to give students an incentive to attend our online program here at ELANCO. We created an online program that offers options that they may not be able to receive from other online schools. First, students can receive a diploma from ELANCO. This becomes very attractive because not all universities and military programs accept students who receive diplomas from some online schools. Second, students who attend ELANCOnLine can participate in all ELANCO activities including sports, marching band, clubs, dances, prom, and the performing artsLastly, we provide opportunities for students to meet face-to-face with our highly qualified teachers in our buildings. Our instructors are physically located in the same school district as our students – this is not always true for other online schools. The instructor could be hours away.
  • Now that you understand the reasons for ELANCO to bring online education in-house and know the advantages for students to attend our virtual school, lets discuss how to evaluate an online program.
  • Firstyou must determine the goals of your evaluation. They should be focused on learning outcomes and ensuring that the learning is student centered
  • You can evaluate the meeting of those goals by looking at the course content, course design, grading procedures, instructor communication and effectiveness, and technology
  • The course content is a great way to evaluate how the assignments and assessments met the learning outcomes. The students have the opportunity to evaluate the reading materials, discussion boards, syllabus and instructional approaches
  • The course design shows the organization and ease of use of the learning management system. Evaluating the grading procedures shows the level of understanding of those procedures and if they also met the learning outcomes of the course.
  • Evaluating the instructor gives feedback on communication between the instructor and the students. Was the feedback timely and clear? Did the instructor facilitate learning and collaboration between the students?
  • Lastly, what were the students’ experiences with technology? Were they able to quickly learn how to use the learning management system and was there a place for the students to get technical support?
  • I hope this slide show helped you to learn more about online course evaluation. If you have questions about this presentation, please contact me through email at jill_beck@elanco.org
  • Online program evaluation

    1. 1. ELANCO School District<br />Online program evaluation<br />Jill Beck<br />Business Education Teacher<br />
    2. 2. School Setting<br />Online Audience<br />Online Program Evaluation Criteria <br />Index<br />
    3. 3. ELANCO School District<br />School Setting<br />
    4. 4. Student population: 3,111<br />Students transported to non-public schools: 416<br />Students attending school online: 96<br />ELANCO tuition cost: <br />Elementary: $7,848<br />Secondary: $9,150<br />IEP: $14,000<br />ELANCO Students<br />
    5. 5. ELANCO School District<br />ELANCONLINE Audience<br />
    6. 6. Mixed socioeconomic<br />Mixed cultures<br />Mixed reasons<br />Online Audience<br />
    7. 7. Students who want to earn an ELANCO diploma<br />Students who enjoy extra-curricular activities<br />Students who want the opportunity to meet face-to-face with teachers or other students <br />ELANCOnline Advantages<br />
    8. 8. ELANCO School District<br />Online program evaluation criteria<br />
    9. 9. To determine if learning outcomes are being met <br />To ensure learning is student-centered<br />Evaluation goals<br />
    10. 10. Evaluate:<br />Course content<br />Course design<br />Grading procedures<br />Instructor communication and effectiveness <br />Technology <br />How to meet those goals<br />
    11. 11. The syllabus was easily accessible on the web and on the learning management system<br />The course objectives were present and easily accessible<br />Assignments and assessments contributed to learning the course objectives and outcomes<br />The reading and assignments contributed to my learning <br />A variety of instructional approaches were used <br />Discussion boards allowing students to ask for help were available <br />Course Content<br />
    12. 12. Course Design<br />The course content was well organized and easy to follow<br />The course was organized in modules that followed a logical sequence <br />Grading Procedures<br />Grading procedures for assignments were easy to understand and were linked to the learning objectives of the lesson or unit <br />Grading rubrics were used for projects and assignments <br />Course Design & Grading<br />
    13. 13. The instructor provided timely feedback<br />The instructors feedback was clear and useful <br />The instructor treated students with respect <br />The instructor provided opportunities for students to learn from each other <br />The instructor showed enthusiasm for the subject matter<br />Instructor Evaluation<br />
    14. 14. Tech support was available if needed <br />Technical problems were addressed in a timely manner <br />Tutorials were available to demonstrate the use of the learning management system <br />Technology Evaluation<br />
    15. 15. ELANCO School District<br />Questions?<br />Contact me: jill_beck@elanco.org<br />

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