This section is dedicated to providing resources related to evaluating course components and student experience in online learning.
Course Evaluation Item Validation Project (Focus on Online and Hybrid Courses)
As part of ALOR project, the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation has expanded the assessment aspects of the course evaluation framework to ensure opportunities for instructors to gain meaningful and valid assessment of their online learning environments. Specifically, the goal was to design and to validate additional course evaluation items that could be selected from the U of T Item Bank by instructors who teach within these environments. For a project description please see Course Evaluation Item Validation Project for Online Learning Environments.
Evaluating Courses or Course Components
Elgie, S., Childs, R., Fenton, N., Levy, B. A., Lopes, V., Szala-Meneok, K., & Wiggers, R. D. (2012). Researching Teaching and Student Outcomes in Postsecondary Education: A Guide. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
The Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation facilitates a SoTL network for UofT faculty. This group meets regularly to discuss or present their current research projects. As well, the group has a Journal Club focusing on a different peer-reviewed article each month.
Evaluating Faculty Development
View a copy of the Faculty Survey used for the evaluation of a faculty workshop on course design and technology integration. Used in Nursing, this may serve as a template to gauge development impact across different faculties.