- Things to look at
- Seminal period
- Comparison of Journal ISI, etc
Darin Oviatt – An Evaluation of BYU semester online courses
- Issue – Is there a way that BYU can admit more (particularly LDS) students. There is an enrollment cap that help keep financial costs to the church down.
- Goal – to increase efficiency with online courses
- objectives – do courses meet institution goals for learning outcomes and student experience
- development research
- More As in f2f and Bs in online – the rubrics for grading weren’t the same in the different formats. They consider the grades roughly equivalent and met the goal of 85% having a C or higher.
- Most (6/10) classes met the 70% of learning outcomes master level, and all but one that didn’t meet (4/10) all but one were close
- Online students tend to rate courses and equivalent but their interactions with faculty lower.
- Communication change – setting expectations, getting practice
- Creating stronger relationships with faculty
Michael Matthews – Teaching 334
- Feedback videos – students like screencasts and webcam video of teacher
- I think this would be really useful in my teaching. I’ve been making screencasts, but I think it could be useful to add videos, and to lessen the transactional distance that I (and I assume my online students as well) are feeling
- Student comments can raise the questions, but good pedagogy should supply the answer