Continuous Improvement in Online Education: Documenting Teaching Effectiveness in the Online Environment Through Observations
Teaching observations are commonly used among educators to document and improve teaching effectiveness. Unfortunately, the necessary protocols and supporting infrastructure are not consistently available for faculty who teach online. This paper presents a brief literature review and reflective narratives of educators representing online education at multiple organization levels within a comprehensive university. Each vignette presents strategies for implementing observations among online faculty, including considerations for teaching faculty, their peers and supervisors, and online education administrators.