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Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices by Ann H. Taylor, B. Jean Mandernach, Thomas J. Tobin

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Chapter OneChallenges in Evaluation of Online Teaching

The growth of online learning has created an opportunity to reexamine teaching practices through a scholarly lens. The review and evaluation of teaching practices in general are sometimes performed in a pro forma fashion or only for summative reasons such as promotion and tenure decisions. Donna Ellis at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, sees teaching evaluation as a holistic enterprise: “teaching and its assessment should…be seen as scholarly activities. The review of teaching is an intentional process—one that is carefully designed, situated in context, and leads to interpreting teaching effectiveness based on multiple sources and types of evidence” (2012). Online courses ...

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