Online program assessment: A case study of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign experience

Faye L. Lesht, Rae Anne Montague, Vaughn J. Page, Najmuddin Shaik, Linda C. Smith

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Abstract

Through case study, this chapter lends insight to ways online assessment can facilitate a holistic approach to the evaluation of distance education programs. In 2001, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign transitioned from program evaluation methods that relied heavily on data gathering by postal mail to online instruments. While the transition was spurred by the need to evaluate the campus' first online degree program, online assessment methods are now used to review all off-campus degree programs. Results of this new assessment strategy have proven beneficial for continuous quality improvement across all modes of delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOnline Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Practices
EditorsDavid Williams, Scott L Howell, Mary Hricko
PublisherIGI Global
Pages92-108
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781591407478
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Lesht, F. L., Montague, R. A., Page, V. J., Shaik, N., & Smith, L. C. (2005). Online program assessment: A case study of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign experience. In D. Williams, S. L. Howell, & M. Hricko (Eds.), Online Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation: Emerging Practices (pp. 92-108). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-747-8.ch007