Academia has always been a place for widely differing kinds of educational practices – it’s part of its charm, and why we have each of us generally managed to find our appropriate niches. But in the world of online education, this variety has reached staggeringly divergent levels, with no two schools and often no two programs within one school using similar approaches,
I said in yesterday’s post that I would talk more about the Russo-Fitzgerald-Eveland study on the evaluation of training programs for resident physicians. It’s an interesting piece of research in many ways, both substantively and in terms of process. It’s basically a report on Ruthann Russo’s dissertation research; Steve Fitzgerald was her dissertation chair. The study was completed and passed before I ever got involved with it.