Report Reader Checklist

Evaluate the quality and rigor of reports

As the online education community continues to grow, research literature is also expanding. This scholarship is helping a range of stakeholders make data-driven decisions about how to best help online students learn, how to grow online programs using best practices of distance education administration, how to support faculty in delivering quality courses and much more.

Researchers from the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit have created the Report Reader Checklist to assist members of the field in consuming all of the data that are being generated to help us do our work better.

This resource includes a comprehensive set of criteria that offers readers a guide to evaluate the quality and rigor of online education study reports they may encounter in their work.

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Learn more about the Report Reader Checklist as a tool for online education professionals.

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