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This presentation is from the Eastern Psychological Association on March 6, 2009. Title of the presentation: Quality in Online Courses.

This presentation is from the Eastern Psychological Association on March 6, 2009. Title of the presentation: Quality in Online Courses.

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  • Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Training © MarylandOnline, Inc. How many people teach online? Did you design and develop your course? Alone or with a team? “ No significant difference” literature has put an end to the discussion – are online courses as good as face-to-face courses?
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    • 1. Quality in Online Courses Barbara A. Frey, D.Ed. Eastern Psychological Association March 6, 2009 Quality Matters : Inter-Institutional Quality Assurance in Online Learning
    • 2. Agenda
      • About Quality Matters
      • Quality Matters Rubric
      • Examples of Course Revisions
      • Other Assessment Tools
      • Questions and Answers
    • 3. About Quality Matters
    • 4. Peer Course Review Feedback Course Instructional Designers Institutions Faculty Course Developers National Standards & Research Literature Rubric Faculty Reviewers Training Quality Matters: Peer Course Review Process Course Meets Quality Expectations Course Revision
    • 5. 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
    • 6. What QM is NOT About….
      • Not about an individual instructor
      • (it’s about the course )
      • Not about faculty evaluation
      • (it’s about course quality )
      • Not about judgment (it’s about diagnosis and improvement)
      • Not about “win/lose” or “pass/fail”
      • (it’s about continuous improvement in a supportive environment)
    • 7. The Rubric
    • 8. The Rubric: Eight General Standards
        • Course Overview and Introduction
        • Learning Objectives
        • Assessment and Measurement
        • Resources and Materials
        • Learner Interaction
        • Course Technology
        • Learner Support
        • Accessibility
    • 9. Examples
    • 10. Introduction
      • Dr. Barbara Frey from Penn State World Campus 5-minute welcome video
        • http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=BF_coursewelcome&search_pe=&aq=f
      •  
      • Dr. Robert Schramm from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater has kindly agreed to share his introduction video for Business & Professional Communication. http://onlinemba.uww.edu/media/itbe740schramm/
    • 11. Course Objective
      • Before
      • Students will understand cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic theories of learning.
      • After
      • Students be able to compare and contrast the factors that cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic theorists believe influence the learning process.
    • 12. Grading Policy
      • Participation = 25% of final grade
      • Quizzes = 25% of final grade
      • Exams = 50% of final grade
      • _________________________________________________________________________________________
      • Participation = 100 points*
      • 4 Quizzes = 10 points x 4 = 40 points*
      • 3 Exams = 100 points x 3 = 300 points*
      • _________________________________________________________________________________________
      • * All points are not equal.
    • 13. Other Assessment Tools
      • Blackboard Greenhouse Award
      • Penn State eLearning Standards
      • CSU Chico Rubric for Online Instruction
    • 14. Conclusion
      • Course design process same as face-to-face
      • Course design is continuous quality improvement process
      • QM rubric based on national standards of best practice
      • For more information visit qualitymatters.org
    • 15. Questions? Barbara A. Frey bafrey@pitt.edu