Carteret Community College Title III Grant

February 22, 2010

Assessing DL @ CCC – TAMU Feb 2010

Filed under: Conferences,Presentations — Donald Staub @ 3:42 pm

click on the image to download the PPT

Assessing Distance Learning at Carteret Community College-Methodology and Meaning

Presented at the 10th Annual Texas A&M Assessment Conference – Feb 20-23, 2010

Abstract: Carteret Community College is not unlike most colleges with burgeoning online programs. For over  decade, the focus has been on providing faculty with the skills to deliver effective online instruction. In recent years, the college has placed increasing emphasis on the assessment of online instruction. Participants in this session will engage in a practical discussion of the college’s multi-pronged approach for assessing the quality of distance learning. A peer-review process evaluates instructor Blackboard sites. Student surveys and end-of-course evaluations provide user feedback. And, assessment of learning outcomes, as well as success/persistence rates are the proof in the pudding.

Artifacts mentioned in the presentation:

In my presentation, I referred to a number of artifacts – but I only showed snapshots of them.  Here are some of them, more easily accessed:

  • SACS-COC document: Distance Education and the Principles of Accreditation

click on image to download document

  • CCC-Distance Learning blog – which includes information on all of the bootcamps for training faculty.
  • The Quality Assessment Plan (QAP) for evaluating and certifying distance learning courses before they go “live”
  • A similar instrument – for assessing online courses – developed at Cal State Chico.

click on image to go to website

  • Rubrics used for discussion boards in DL courses.  Here are two examples: RCP 114 (Respiratory Therapy) and ART 111.

Click on the image to view the full plan - credit: Jason Smith

click to download PDF (credit: Laurie Freshwater)

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1 Comment »

  1. It looks like you are having a very productive conference Don. Not only getting some valuable information and ideas to bring back to us at CCC, but also sharing some of the initiatives we have implemented here. That’s what it is all about isn’t it? Why reinvent the wheel when you can share what you have learned over the years with colleagues. Keep blogging mon!

    Comment by Patrick Keough — February 25, 2010 @ 3:50 pm | Reply


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