AudienceParkland High School3300 StudentsMixed socio-economical statusSuburban district that is rapidly expandingNeed to expand is there and choices are runningout and online is one option
PurposeThe purpose of online course evaluation is toensure high quality education continues fromtraditional classrooms to online classrooms.The evaluation should be learner centered andinvolve multiple measures to validate results.
Course EvaluationCriteriaThere is five areas Faculty Assessmentthat will be evaluated. Each criteria isTechnology and 21st graded on belowCentury Skills expectations(1), meetingCourse Design expectations(2) and aboveCourse Content expectations(3).Student Assessments While viewing the next slides keep in
Technology And 21stCentury SkillsThis course emphasizes 21st century skills, such as computer use, audioor visual multimedia and the Internet.Hardware, software and computer preferences are specified.Course is easily navigable with help buttons, tutorials and technicalassistance.Orientation to course is given, prerequisites stated and learning toolslisted.
Course DesignGrading policy, rules and ethics are clearly explained.Course includes syllabus, objectives and assessments for entire class.Course is organized into units and lessons that are easily manageable.Course offers the maximum interaction between all the stakeholders.Course lessons build upon each and include higher order thinking toteach content mastery.Instructor allows for interaction within each unit and has addeddiscussion groups for feedback.
Course ContentObjectives and goals are stated and measurableObjectives are aligned with assessments and standards at local, stateand national level.Each lesson provides content that enables learning in the subject area.Each unit provides enough ancillary materials from multimedia or Internetthat adds to content mastery.Discourse between instructor, student and others in encouraged.Each lesson or unit allows for at least one assessment.
Student AssessmentsAssessment are aligned with course and lessonobjectivesMultiple assessment strategies are given to allowfor content mastery and flexibility.Grading policy, rubrics and feedback are givenfor each assessmentInstructor feedback can easily be found andanswer keys are accessible.
Faculty AssessmentInstructor is involved and is given multiple waysto give feedbackCourse evaluation is given at end of course forfeedbackInstructor is flexible, available and helpful to allparticipants.Course is updated to ensure accuracy.
Evaluation CommitteesEvaluations work best if all the stakeholders areinvolved. (Students, alumni, staff andadministration)All faculty should be involved to ensurecontinuity between traditional and non-traditionsettings.Previous alumni and employers should besurveyed to make sure course meetsexpectations of what we are producing.
Final EvaluationEvaluation should be done often and includemultiple strategies to ensure validityResults should be examined with faculty andadministration to certify accuracy