Faculty Collaboration at a Distance: Using Online Peer Review to Improve Course Design
Peer review of online courses can be done at a distance using a combination of asynchronous course visits and synchronous discussion with online meeting tools. This technology-mediated approach gives online faculty the opportunity to experience an unfamiliar course interface from a student's perspective, encourages a focus on design elements distinct from course content, and promotes a feeling of community. IT personnel can enhance this process by providing faculty with archived peer-review sessions and detailed "how to" instructions, while also facilitating their hands-on experience with new technologies.
E-learning; Faculty partnerships; Instructional design; Online course development; Online courses
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Matchett, Nancy J. and Main, Carrie, "Faculty Collaboration at a Distance: Using Online Peer Review to Improve Course Design" (2010). Department of Philosophy Faculty Publications. 5.