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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. 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. 2. Agenda <ul><li>About Quality Matters </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Matters Rubric </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Course Revisions </li></ul><ul><li>Other Assessment Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul>
    3. 3. About Quality Matters
    4. 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. 5. Factors Affecting Course Quality <ul><li>Course design QM REVIEWS THIS </li></ul><ul><li>Course delivery (i.e. teaching, faculty performance) </li></ul><ul><li>Course content </li></ul><ul><li>Course management system </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty training and readiness </li></ul><ul><li>Student engagement and readiness </li></ul>
    6. 6. What QM is NOT About…. <ul><li>Not about an individual instructor </li></ul><ul><li>(it’s about the course ) </li></ul><ul><li>Not about faculty evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>(it’s about course quality ) </li></ul><ul><li>Not about judgment (it’s about diagnosis and improvement) </li></ul><ul><li>Not about “win/lose” or “pass/fail” </li></ul><ul><li>(it’s about continuous improvement in a supportive environment) </li></ul>
    7. 7. The Rubric
    8. 8. The Rubric: Eight General Standards <ul><ul><li>Course Overview and Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment and Measurement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources and Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learner Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learner Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Examples
    10. 10. Introduction <ul><li>Dr. Barbara Frey from Penn State World Campus 5-minute welcome video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=BF_coursewelcome&search_pe=&aq=f </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>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/ </li></ul>
    11. 11. Course Objective <ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><li>Students will understand cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic theories of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>After </li></ul><ul><li>Students be able to compare and contrast the factors that cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic theorists believe influence the learning process. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Grading Policy <ul><li>Participation = 25% of final grade </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes = 25% of final grade </li></ul><ul><li>Exams = 50% of final grade </li></ul><ul><li>_________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Participation = 100 points* </li></ul><ul><li>4 Quizzes = 10 points x 4 = 40 points* </li></ul><ul><li>3 Exams = 100 points x 3 = 300 points* </li></ul><ul><li>_________________________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>* All points are not equal. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Other Assessment Tools <ul><li>Blackboard Greenhouse Award </li></ul><ul><li>Penn State eLearning Standards </li></ul><ul><li>CSU Chico Rubric for Online Instruction </li></ul>
    14. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>Course design process same as face-to-face </li></ul><ul><li>Course design is continuous quality improvement process </li></ul><ul><li>QM rubric based on national standards of best practice </li></ul><ul><li>For more information visit qualitymatters.org </li></ul>
    15. 15. Questions? Barbara A. Frey bafrey@pitt.edu

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