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Online and In-person Evaluations: A Literature Review and Exploratory Comparison

There has been rapid expansion of online degree programs over the past decade; with increases of asynchronous computer based instruction tripling between 1995 and 1997 and similar increases reported through the 2001 reporting period by the National Center for Education Statistics (nces.ed.gov). Many institutions of higher education have been philosophically and technically struggling with if and how to transition some, if not all, in-person classes and processes into an appropriate online modality.  Skeptics of online coursework have challenged the ability of programs to maintain the same level of quality as the in-person classes.  Student evaluations of the class and course instructor are one tool to assess the quality of courses and faculty.  This article compares in-person and online... Show More
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