Measuring the Impact
Student Perspectives: A Deep Dive
Penny Ralston-Berg, Senior Instructional Designer, Penn State World Campus
Penny Ralston-Berg is a senior instructional designer for the Penn State World Campus. Her research interests include student perspectives of quality and the use of games and simulations in online instruction. She recently co-authored the book *MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts* with Jon D. Aleckson (
Do expert online students perceive quality of online courses differently than novice students? What about other demographic factors such an employment status or student status? Join us for a deep dive into the perspectives of quality for specific student populations. The implications of these findings for course designers and instructors will also be discussed.
Learning Objectives
Define novice, intermediate and expert student online course experience.
Compare quality perspectives among novice, expert, and intermediate online students.
Compare and contrast perspectives of different student demographic groups.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer