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Quality Course Development

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WCET 2008 Conference presentation

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  • 1. Quality Course Development Park University
  • 2. Quality Course Development
    • At Park, we do not focus course development on training faculty but assisting faculty to develop and subsequently maintain high quality courses.
    • Evelyn Knowles, Ph.D.
      • Coordinator of Program Quality Development
      • Assistant Professor in Interior
      • Design
    • Katie Kalata, MS/MBA, ABD
      • Coordinator of Course Development
      • Adjunct Faculty
    • David Curtis, MA
      • Certified Quality Matters
      • Trainer and Peer Reviewer
      • Adjunct Faculty
    Contact us at [email_address]
  • 3. Who are we? Park University
    • A main campus in Parkville Missouri, over 40 campus centers in 20 states & online programs
      • Over 300 courses online - over 500 sections and over 50,000 course enrollments
      • Five 8-week terms
      • 150 faculty developers, 40 program coordinators
      • Course Delivery Model – Master courses
    • www.park.edu
  • 4. Before You Begin
    • Program and Course Planning
    • Contracts – Development and Maintenance
      • Department and institutional support
  • 5. Park Course Delivery Model
  • 6. Getting Started (Katie)
    • Send a Welcome Email
      • Course Information
      • Course Development Process
      • Login information
      • Instructional Designer information
      • Contact Information
      • Checklist –only attachment
    • Assign the faculty to an Instructional Designer
      • Discipline List
      • master course, user ID
      • ID sends a welcome email
  • 7. Course Development Checklist
    • Checklist
      • Common Course Structure
        • Where things are located
        • What content to develop
        • Accountability
      • Mapped
        • to Quality Standards
        • to University requirements
    • Weekly Home Pages
      • Learning Outcomes
      • Overview, description, topics, summary
      • Learning Activity Assignment
      • Learning Assessments
    • Creativity with learning activities and assignments!
  • 8.  
  • 9. Example
    • CS321 – Web Programming 1
  • 10. Working with IDs
    • Instructional Design , graphics, technical support
    • Communication
      • email, phone, in-person, Blackberry, time zones!
      • Weekly or more often
      • electronic format or paper
    • and the ID reviews , formats and uploads the content
      • HTML vs PDF
    • Pre-reviewing quality
    • TO DO checklist
    • Reminder Emails
  • 11. Finishing Up
    • Sign off
      • Faculty reviews content, makes recommendations
    • Send to Quality Standards Review
    • Make changes recommended by the Program Coordinator and Quality Standards Re view report
    • Help faculty with other responsibilities such as reminding them to create their syllabus
  • 12. Quality Instructional Designers
    • Challenges that we face in Course Development
      • low pay
      • limited in teaching online or college experience
      • masters degree but can’t teach in the college
      • basic web development skills
      • skills are application specific
      • limited professional growth opportunities
      • time to build a strong team
  • 13. Job Description – v – Benefits
      • Increased base salary
      • Encourage them to teach outside of the University
      • Take job-related courses as part of their work day
      • Informal staff education focused on specific skills
      • Using standard tools – Adobe CS3 Suite
      • Flexible working hours, working at a distance
      • Assign them to disciplines and faculty they enjoy working with or their skills match
  • 14. Quality Review (David)
    • Quality Standards Review
      • Quality Matters Rubric
        • www.qualitymatters.org
        • Report returned to Instructional Designer
        • Recommendations
      • Academic Department Review
  • 15. Maintaining Quality Courses
    • Communication
      • Checklist mapped to quality standards
      • CourseDevelopment@Park.edu
      • Available evenings and weekends and during maintenance
      • Newsletter – 4 times a year
    • Redevelopment or Course Maintenance
      • Frequent changes in textbooks, courses, and programs, and faculty who develop the courses
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