Evaluating online teaching: challenges and complexities
The article describes the role of teachers in virtual forms of teaching and learning in light of educational psychological models that have influenced distance education from its origins until today. The type of educational psychological model, as well as the technological devices used, either afford or constrain the dimensions that constitute teaching practices in distance education. These two factors (affordance and constrains) must be considered in the design of teaching evaluation in online settings.
Evaluation of online teaching; computer-assisted instruction; teaching roles in virtual environments; online education; online tutoring.