Salt Lake City, Utah
June 20, 2004
June 20, 2004
June 23, 2004
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Online Course Evaluation and Analysis Li Bai Saroj Biswas
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering College of Engineering Temple University Philadelphia, PA19122 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
This paper describes an online course evaluation system based on web programming language, PHP and MySQL database. The system offers many advantages over traditional paper-based evaluation system, such as, fast feedback time, protection of students identity, and elimination of bias of students response with their grades. The system is in operation at the College of Engineering, Temple University since Fall of 2002. Students can assess faculty teaching performance anytime during the semester, and the results are immediately prompted back to the instructor. This allows the instructor to make changes in the course material or in teaching technique before the semester is over. This paper also introduces a technique for analyzing web- based raw data, and correlating it with students expected class performance so as to remove any bias. The course evaluation system can be quickly modified, and implemented by an instructor for any course.
Effective teaching is always an intriguing topic to educational professionals. The education climate has been drastically changed in last decade with more foreign-accent speaking instructors and foreign students integrated into American university campuses . These diversities flourish academic environment, but effective learning becomes difficult to be evaluated and measured due to differences in students cultural backgrounds. There are students whose cultural backgrounds are to trust instructors in absolute authority, and definite correctness in the classrooms.
Intelligent and remote education systems  based on web provide an alternative learning approach to encourage students speak about their opinions. Students can also gather enormous amount of resources and information at their luxury time from CD-ROM, or through websites. Elder students felt these learning preferences more acceptable rather than sitting in a classroom with younger students . However, intellectual stimulations in traditional classroom education can be irreplaceable using these smart and web-based education systems. It is critical for educators to obtain course evaluation to determine how successful and effective a course is taught in the classroom.
“Proceedings of the 2004 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society of Engineering Education”
Bai, L., & Biswas, S. (2004, June), Online Course Evaluation And Analysis Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--12902
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