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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 ( 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 evaluations for adjunct faculty in one graduate program.


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