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Note: In addition to the following criteria, evaluation of all online courses must also include the criteria for evaluating any Web site: content (accuracy, appropriateness, scope) and technical aspects (navigation, presentation). These criteria are delineated in the NCDPI publication Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites.
  • Course is accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized academic accrediting agency
  • Course is aligned to originating state’s academic standards and/or to national standards, with realignment to participant’s state standards guaranteed if necessary
  • Course reviewed and endorsed by both the Local Education Agency(LEA) and the state Department of Education (DOE)
  • Course documentation (credit hours, LEA FTEs, certification renewal) determined by LEA and DOE
Teaching Site
  • Technical requirements for student access are documented
  • Minimum technology competencies for students are announced and assessed
  • Access to learning resources (books, periodicals, etc.) is available equal to traditionally delivered course
  • Online and offline activities are available to the student
  • Asynchronous and/or synchronous interaction between teacher and student and student-to-student guaranteed
  • Teacher credentials are verified and in place
  • Teacher is trained in Web-based instruction techniques
  • Course has been previously field-tested and revised if necessary
  • Monitoring plan for student chat sessions and/or student-to-student interaction is in place
  • Teacher workload and compensation is aligned with LEA/DOE standards
Student Site
  • All qualified students are given equal opportunity for course enrollment
  • LEA has approved course for credit
  • LEA has established policy for tuition/fees and enrollment procedures
  • Site facilitator/coordinator is trained and in place
  • Just-in-time technical assistance is available to student and facilitator
  • Procedures are in place to guarantee security of student work
  • Students will be advised/surveyed about the program to determine that they possess the self-motivation and commitment to learn online.
  • Provision is made for students with special needs
  • Quality control and assessment procedures are in place for both student participation/behavior and course delivery/quality
Course Content
  • Syllabus available for review and is understandable by students and parents
  • Course is comparable in rigor, depth, and breadth to traditionally delivered courses
  • Instructional goals, objectives, strategies, and evaluation are aligned to state/national standards
  • Instructional and learning goals are clearly defined for student
  • Course promotes active learning through student interaction with class peers and/or worldwide peers
  • Course is organized in coherent, sequential manner
  • Course is designed to take advantage of the unique applications for online delivery
  • Assignments are clear and understandable to the student and site coordinators.
Teacher Interaction
  • Course is taught in such a way as to promote trust and teamwork between teacher and student and among students
  • Various levels of teacher control are planned and teacher guides and monitors students in lower control assignments
  • Teacher models standards for accountability and appropriate online interaction
  • Teacher addresses and supports individual student needs, skills, and knowledge
  • Teacher provides timely, specific, and authentic feedback
  • Teacher provides criteria for grading and weighting for each assignment.
  • Teacher provides private communication to students when appropriate.
Student Evaluation
  • Evaluation is timely, fair, and based on local/state/national standards
  • Teacher and student sites have monitoring/proctoring policies in place
  • Teacher and student sites have verification of student participation/performance procedures in place
  • Teacher and student sites have intervention plans for student failure
Teacher Evaluation
  • Teacher evaluation is determined and conducted according to state and/or local policies
  • Teacher evaluation is based on:
    • Course content
    • Course design
    • Course presentation
    • Student performance
    • Teacher interaction with students
Course Evaluation
  • Course is evaluated on a regular basis and revisions documented
  • Instructional materials are reviewed periodically to ensure they continue to meet program standards.
  • Course evaluation includes:
    • Technical design
    • Curriculum alignment
    • Rigor, depth, and breadth
    • Student performance
    • Student participation and interaction

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING ONLINE COURSES Posted via email from teresarafael's posterous Viewed in 19/11/09

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