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Evaluation of Online Courses Discussion Questions

  1. What are the pros and cons of having a third party conduct course evaluations
  2. Should course evaluations be posted online and be publicly accessible? (See "Web Sites Offer Evaluations of Professors, for Better or Worse", Chron of Higher Ed, September 29, 1999)
  3. What are the pros and cons of using online surveys to conduct course evaluations?
  4. Which method (online, by fax, by paper mail or by phone) do you think is most appropriate for your situation?
  5. What steps would you take to insure a high-completion rate of evaluations
  6. In your opinion, how much time is appropriate for students to spend completing a course evaluation?
  7. What are some unique characteristics of an online course that need to be addressed in an evaluation?