This is a repost from my old business site: Excellence in e-Education (xlents.com). That site is being shut down and I am preserving those items that I don’t want to have disappear. Originally posted on January 12, 2011.
How do you recognize quality when you see it?
What steps can we take to improve our quality of online teaching and learning?
The main focus of this workshop deals with the questions related to “quality” in online learning. Quality means very different things to different people when it comes to online learning. In this workshop we focus on three different aspects of e-Learning quality:
- Quality of online learning
- Quality of online teaching
- Quality of online course design
We start this workshop by looking at models of good practice on online learning course design. This helps set the stage for the later pieces that focus on the quality of the learning and the quality of the teaching.
A wiki containing links to a large number of online resources is shared with attendees for their use during and after the workshop.
For a more active workshop, we also encourage the formation of teams to work on specific projects during the workshop. Some examples of group projects include the following:
- Peer review group of faculty for improving course design (create process for assessing quality of design)
- Course design rubric creation (create tool for assessing quality of course design)
- Learning assessment project for online students (quality of online learning assessment)
- Develop formal expectations for faculty teaching in online courses (quality of teaching baseline)
- Online student end-of-course evaluation instrument and process
- Faculty evaluation process and instrument creation (quality of online teaching)