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Evaluating a Blended Course

Evaluation of Blended Instruction

All instructional activities – technology-based or not - must support learning outcomes and the assessment and grading of student learning. It follows then that evaluation strategies should be designed to elicit on-going feedback and summative evaluations about all aspects of the blended course.  The aim is to elicit perceptions about the effectiveness of the learning resources and instructional activities for students’ learning.

The evaluation strategies for a blended (face-to-face and online) course should be less focused on the technology itself, and explore the effectiveness of the technological tool for achieving the stated student learning outcomes.

Sample ESCI Likert scale items (rated 1-5) could be worded along these lines:

•    The online class notes and readings supported my learning in this course.

•    The discussion forums helped me complete the reflective assessment paper in this course.  

•    The online chat room/s assisted me with the exam review in this course.

Want to discuss this further? Instructional Developments’ Consultants, Dr Kim DeBacco and Dr Lisa Berry are able to consult with you about your course evaluation purposes and strategies.

consultation contacts

George Michaelsexecutive director2130 Kerr Hall
lisa berrysenior instructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
mindy colininstructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
Mary Lou Ramos database and ESCI administrator1130 Kerr Hall
TBD ESCI assistant1124 Kerr Hall


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