Growing Pains and Gains – Online Student Course Evaluations

Audience: All
Technical Level: Low

In the Spring of 2004, Fordham Law School started conducting its student course evaluations online. This proposed session will outline the development of the online evaluations application which was created in-house, the requirements and how the online process has affected the course evaluations. The session will also present the advantages and disadvantages of online student course evaluations compared to hand-written ones. The sessions will also include unexpected effects, good and bad, as Fordham Law School continues to conduct its online course evaluations on its seventh semester.

Mohyeddin Abdulaziz
Director of Information Technology
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Marianna Balquiedra
Web Administrator
Fordham University School of Law

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction ( where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has nearly 25 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list ( and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years ( He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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