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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Course Module Evaluation Rubric

by David Peter
 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

4.5 stars
Content Quality: 4.25 stars
Effectiveness: 4.25 stars
Ease of Use: 4.25 starsstar
Reviewed: Oct 11, 2013 by Biology Editorial Board
Overview: This document that provide instructional designers, directors of distance education programs, and faculty valuable information in regards to the components of online courses. The rubric is divided in 3 main categories: baseline, effective, exemplary which covers introduction, objectives, assessment of prior knowledge, readings, content pages, assignments, assessments and group work.
Learning Goals: The document summarizes the general desired components of an online course. It can be used as a checklist while preparing online courses.
Target Student Population: The targeted populations are: college and university faculty who teaches or plan to teach online.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None
Type of Material: The format is HTML, a webpage with internal links and includes references.
Recommended Uses: The document summarizes the general desired components of an online course. It can be used as a checklist while preparing online courses.
Technical Requirements: None

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: An effective rubric to evaluate different components of a course module. Definitions of the components are provided.
Concerns: Examples would be helpful, the descriptions in the rubric are fairly general.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: A complete rubric with multiple components and criteria to evaluate the course module. Well organized and able to be used in multiple courses.
Concerns: Would be strengthened with suggestions of how to correct weakenesses identified by the rubric.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: Very easy to use for new and experience online faculty.
Concerns: Links to other resources on how to revise a course would be helpful.