Tools for Assessing Online Instruction: Measuring Teacher 'Effectiveness'

Online instruction has grown exponentially at Ohio State in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many courses and programs are likely to remain in that delivery mode going forward. Lagging behind are metrics with which to evaluate the quality of online instruction.

In this session, presenters Rebecca AndridgeRamona Denby-Brinson and DiAnna Palmer propose a triangulated assessment of teacher effectiveness in the online space: (1) instructor self-reflection, (2) student feedback, and (3) peer evaluation of teaching. The event is supported by the Office of Academic Affairs.

Presenters will describe how each component might look different for instructors in the online space, and discuss ongoing implementation efforts in different units across campus. Attendees will be shown specific tools used to measure these three components and are encouraged to use them in their own courses and programs.

Register here. A Zoom link will be sent to participants upon registration.

For inquiries related to this workshop, please contact Alan Kalish,

All video content utilized during this workshop will be accompanied by live captions. If you require other accommodations such as interpretation to participate in this event, please contact the OAA Digital Accessibility Coordinator at Requests made 10 days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.