Adapting Formative Peer Review Principles to Online Course Evaluation
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A distinguishing characteristic of online learning in the U.S. is the willingness of faculty members to invite their peers to view and comment on their online courses. While this phenomenon began locally and spontaneously, since 2003 Quality Matters has formalized this practice into a widely adopted process to certify the quality of online courses. This session will describe the underlying principles of faculty peer review for course quality assurance and its roots in the tradition of formative peer review in higher education. Attendees will learn how adopting these principles can win faculty support for quality assurance processes at their institutions.