WK5 Assignment 1
Consider your current communication skills and imagine how you would feel as an online instructor about to receive end-of-course student evaluations.
Imagine that you are writing performance goals as an online instructor. You need to communicate to your supervisor in a 750-word paper how you plan to meet or exceed expectations in the evaluation criteria related to classroom communications. Address the following:
• Identify three attributes from the student evaluation criteria related to classroom communications that can help you meet or exceed the expectations of the online students scoring your course evaluation. Explain why you selected each.
• Identify three additional attributes from the student evaluation criteria that an instructor who is a strong communicator would possess. Explain why each attribute relates directly to successful student learning outcomes, and describe how you will incorporate these skills into your online teaching so you score well on future student evaluations.
• Write three areas of the Walden course evaluation for online instructors that you think could be improved upon. Explain how this improvement would make the feedback more robust and actionable.
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