Setting up to thrive by anchoring in evaluation

Shannon O. Sampson, Kelly D. Bradley, Joseph Waddington

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In this chapter, the authors describe their guiding principles for development and improvement of an online program, offering specific examples of how these have played out. They then describe how an evaluative thinking approach allowed them to build an environment conducive to creative design and continual innovations. Specifically, they have a habit of meeting to focus on critical review of work, they value and continually incorporate feedback from diverse stakeholders, and they challenge assumptions through consistent consideration of data. They provide examples throughout the chapter of how an evaluative thinking approach has looked in practice. By including concrete examples, this chapter provides insights to those planning a new program or refining one in place, recognizing that evaluative thinking is a mindset that is valuable in many contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Innovative Frameworks and Inclusive Models for Online Learning
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781668490723
StatePublished - Aug 18 2023

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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