How Can I Get Useful Feedback to Improve My Online Teaching?
Learn how evaluation can help you to improve students’ experience, identify your professional development needs, and prepare for formal performance reviews, including promotion and tenure committees.
Feedback for Faculty
“Feedback is the breakfast of champions,” according to Ken Blanchard, best-selling author of The One Minute Manager.
That includes students and faculty members.
As an educator, you know feedback is important for learning of all kinds. Find out ways in which evaluation can help you learn how to be a better educator in How Can I Get Useful Feedback to Improve My Online Teaching?, a Magna 20-Minute Mentor with Ann H. Taylor, director of the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State University.
Drawing on well-established principles of effective teaching and more than 20 years of experience in distance education, Taylor presents proven techniques for gathering feedback and improving your online teaching practices.
In this fast and focused presentation, you’ll learn how evaluation can help you:
- Improve your students’ educational experience
- Identify your own professional development needs
- Prepare for formal performance reviews, including promotion and tenure committees
You’ll explore feedback techniques useful for assessing key aspects of your online teaching, including:
- Interaction with distance education students
- Impacts of your pedagogical strategies
- The quality of your administrative management
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Good teaching is good teaching, whether you’re working in a classroom setting or distance education.
But, Taylor asserts, what changes with online teaching are some of the techniques we use to evaluate that teaching and the evidence we look for.
Consider the simple “suggestion box”—it’s not just for bricks-and-mortar stores or services anymore. Try setting up an online suggestion box for your course, specific activities, or selected content, and get ready to be surprised at the useful feedback you receive.
This presentation is chock-full of simple, proven, and practical ideas you can use to improve your online teaching. You’ll learn:
- Four ways to gather informal student feedback
- Four ways to solicit informal peer review
- Three ways to approach self-evaluation
Benefits and takeaways
Faculty members need feedback in order to see where and how they can improve their online teaching. But this presentation won’t just help you gather that information—it will help you make sense of what you learn and take action accordingly.
After you complete this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, you’ll be able to:
- Explain what constitutes “good teaching”
- Describe the differences between face-to-face and online teaching
- Identify the challenges in evaluating teaching in distance education
- Construct a comprehensive plan for evaluation of your online teaching
- Analyze information obtained through student feedback, peer review, and self-evaluation
- Use evaluation to improve your online teaching
Whether you’re an old hand at distance education or this is your first experience with online teaching, How Can I Get Useful Feedback to Improve My Online Teaching? will help you gather the information you need to be a better online instructor. The presentation is valuable for instructors teaching at any institution offering distance education.
It can also accommodate even the busiest schedule.
This presentation is suitable for faculty at all levels of experience with online teaching. After you learn how to gather information through self-evaluation, peer review, and student feedback, the supplemental materials included with this session will help you make changes and access the support you need. You’ll receive:
- Sample documents
- Dos and don’ts
- Links to additional resources
Ann H. Taylor is the Director of the Dutton e-Education Institute, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, at Penn State University.
Annie has worked in the field of distance education since 1991, focusing on learning design and faculty development. In her role as Institute director, Annie is responsible for guiding the College’s strategic vision and planning for online learning. She works with faculty, administrators, stakeholders, and Institute staff to plan and implement online programs that are tailored to the needs of adult professionals worldwide. She serves on University committees focused on strategic planning, policies, and procedures related to the University’s distance learning initiatives and has been an active member of the University Faculty Senate since 2007. While serving as a University administrator, Annie still likes to have a hands-on aspect to her work. She regularly works with University colleagues to create resources for faculty teaching online and shares her work as a frequent public speaker.
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