Online student course evaluations: Review of literature and a pilot study

Heidi M. Anderson, Jeff Cain, Eleanora Bird

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Most universities ask students to complete course evaluations as part of the institution-wide assessment process. Critics have argued that teaching evaluations should be used to help faculty members improve their teaching and not merely for salary, promotion, tenure, and merit considerations. The first section of this paper provides a summary of the literature about online student course evaluations and feedback from various colleges and schools of pharmacy that currently use an online evaluative approach. The last section describes the findings of one college of pharmacy that conducted a pilot study of this process, presents the quantitative and qualitative results of the pilot study, and summarizes the survey that asked students their perceptions regarding paper course evaluation and online course evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Pages (from-to)34-43
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005


  • Assessment
  • Course evaluations
  • Internet
  • Online evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (all)


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