The Online Pilot Project's Evaluation Plan

Webinar: Friday, August 12, 2011 Noon – 1:30 pm

by John Yun, Associate Professor and Director, UC Educational Evaluation Center, UC Santa Barbara

Participation: via ReadyTalk only

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In this presentation, Associate Professor Yun will present and answer questions about the evaluation plan for the UC Online Instruction Pilot Project (OIPP).

The OIPP will deliver online high-enrollment, lower-division, major-gateway courses and general education courses to UC students for degree credit and to non-UC students for transferable credit. The project will be conducted in two overlapping phases. Phase 1 (6/2011 - 9/2013) creates and delivers to UC undergraduates up to 40 courses, while building out the academic, technical, student service, and business and administrative infrastructures required to transition to a financially self-sustaining operation. Phase 2, beginning 9/2012, opens online courses to non-UC students on an open enrollment revenue-generating basis and builds both course offerings and student enrollment annually. Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 include a strong assessment-evaluation component embedded in the coursework and designed to do two things: 1) collect crucial data that bear on how, whether, to what extent and at what cost, online education can be integrated effectively into the undergraduate curriculum of an elite research university; 2) shed light on how online students learn and it will support the continuous improvement of content, tools and approaches that support student success.

UCEC Evaluation Plan for OIPP executive summary (pdf)