Developing an online course on-the-fly with an IR state of mind

Kevin Gosselin, Hansel Burley

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Abstract

Today's higher education professional is beginning to feel the squeeze of higher expectations and the need to deliver instruction in a variety of ways but at always one speed-fast. Faced with an array of delivery avenues, a limited budget, and little time, instructor efficacy could plummet. Collaborative course development, plus a focus on collecting course data for a regime on continuous improvement, can help calm problems of budgets and speed. The instructors of the course decided to first think like institutional researchers: they built a patchwork of course material around a solid, predicable assessment theme. The results of these assessments indicated that students, working online in a hybrid format, performed equally as well as those in a traditional classroom. The instructors felt empowered by the experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCases on Institutional Research Systems
PublisherIGI-Global
Pages174-193
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781609608576
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StatePublished - 2011

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    Gosselin, K., & Burley, H. (2011). Developing an online course on-the-fly with an IR state of mind. In Cases on Institutional Research Systems (pp. 174-193). IGI-Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-857-6.ch011