January 22, 2010

Online Course Quality Assurance: Using Evaluations and Surveys to Improve Online Teaching and Learning


In order to improve online programs, courses, and instruction, you have to first determine your goals, select metrics that will tell you what we want to know, analyze these metrics for clues about needed changes, and then make those changes. It may sound simple, but it isn’t.

June 1, 2009

Retirement Reflections: Things I Will and Won’t Miss After 33 Years of Teaching


I am just about to retire from Penn State and leave my faculty position teaching undergraduates. I’ll still be working; there’s this newsletter to edit and a world of faculty who still need advice, ideas, and encouragement to do their very best in the classroom. But you don’t end 33 years of college teaching without thinking about those things that will and won’t be missed on campus.