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How to Evaluate Your Own Online Course for Quality


The University of South Carolina maintains its reputation as a leader in online learning, in part, through continuous improvement. While determining the quality of an online course involves some of the same criteria as classroom courses, it also involves factors that are unique to the online environment. Learn how you can evaluate your own online course for quality and apply best practices shared from an expert.

About the Facilitator

Sherry Grosso is a faculty member of the Division of Business Administration and Economics at USC Palmetto College, Sumter Campus. She teaches courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Introductory Economics, and Computer Information Systems for Business both online and face-to-face. She was recently selected as a recipient of the Oxford Journal Global Top 50 Educators Award. This award recognizes outstanding educators dedicated to the success of their students both inside and outside of the classroom setting. She was the recipient of the Hugh T. Stoddard, Sr. Award as the Outstanding USC Sumter faculty member. She is also a certified Quality Matters™ Master Reviewer and Peer Reviewer and has participated in twenty-four course reviews at universities across the country.

Sherry is an active researcher and has published more than forty refereed journal articles and conference proceedings papers (several of which have won best research awards), and has presented her work at regional, national, and international conferences. Her research interests include innovative ways to incorporate technology to engage students and enhance their learning and their ability to apply theories to real-world problems. She introduced SMART Boards, ‘clickers’ (student response systems) and mobile netbook carts to business classrooms, and designed a ‘smart’ classroom/computer lab. She was the first faculty member to offer online courses at USC Sumter. Her innovations in her distributed learning classes are supported by her research on best practices in online learning, which she enthusiastically pursues to help students succeed in their fast-paced and ever changing world.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.


How to Evaluate Your Own Online Course for Quality

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