Factors Affecting Course Quality Course design QM REVIEWS THIS Course delivery (i.e. teaching, faculty performance) Course content Course management system Institutional infrastructure Faculty training and readiness Student engagement and readiness
Course Meets Quality Expectations Course Revision Quality Matters: Peer Course Review Process Faculty Course Developers Institutions National Standards & Research Literature Course Rubric Faculty Reviewers Training Peer Course Review Feedback Instructional Designers
Underlying Principles of QM… Based in national standards of best practice, the research literature & instructional design principles The course under review does not have to be “perfect” but better than just “good enough” (Standards met at about 85% level or better.) Includes a continuous quality improvement process Part of a faculty-driven, peer review process Designed to promote student learning
Underlying Principles of QM (cont)…. Designed to ensure all reviewed courses will eventually meet expectations QM is a collegial review process, not an evaluation process A review team must include an external peer reviewer Set up so that the course faculty or instructor considered part of the review team
The Rubric Eight General Standards: Course Overview and Introduction Learning Objectives Assessment and Measurement Resources and Materials Learner Interaction Course Technology Learner Support Accessibility Key components must align. Alignment: Critical course elements work together to ensure that students achieve the desired learning outcomes.
Course Learning Objectives (2) Learner Interactions & Activities (5) Resources, Materials (4) & Technology (6) Assessment and Measurement (3) Key sections that must align…