Using Quality Matters to Evaluate Online Course Design<br />Britt Watwood<br />CTE Brown Bag<br />April 23, 2010<br />
About <br />Quality Matters <br />
<ul><li>Rubric
Peer Review Process</li></li></ul><li>
QM Rubric <br />Eight General Standards: <br />Course Overview and Introduction<br />Learning Objectives <br />Assessment ...
Course Learning Objectives (2)<br />Learner Interactions & Activities (5)<br />Resources, Materials (4) & Technology (6)<b...
Rubric Scoring<br /><ul><li>Team of 3 reviewers initially score individually
One score per standard based on team majority
Pre-assigned point value
Yes/No decision; All/None points
Consensus is NOT required</li></li></ul><li>For QM Purposes, Quality Is…<br />More than average; more than “good enough”<b...
To Meet Expectations…<br />A course must achieve:<br />“Yes” on all 17 of the 3-point “essential” standards.<br />A minimu...
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  1. 1. Using Quality Matters to Evaluate Online Course Design<br />Britt Watwood<br />CTE Brown Bag<br />April 23, 2010<br />
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  3. 3. About <br />Quality Matters <br />
  4. 4. <ul><li>Rubric
  5. 5. Peer Review Process</li></li></ul><li>
  6. 6. QM Rubric <br />Eight General Standards: <br />Course Overview and Introduction<br />Learning Objectives <br />Assessment and Measurement<br />Resources and Materials<br />Learner Interaction<br />Course Technology<br />Learner Support<br />Accessibility<br />Key components must align.<br />Alignment: Critical course elements work together to ensure that students achieve the desired learning outcomes.<br />
  7. 7. Course Learning Objectives (2)<br />Learner Interactions & Activities (5)<br />Resources, Materials (4) & Technology (6)<br />Assessment and Measurement (3)<br />Key sections that must align…<br />
  8. 8. Rubric Scoring<br /><ul><li>Team of 3 reviewers initially score individually
  9. 9. One score per standard based on team majority
  10. 10. Pre-assigned point value
  11. 11. Yes/No decision; All/None points
  12. 12. Consensus is NOT required</li></li></ul><li>For QM Purposes, Quality Is…<br />More than average; more than “good enough”<br />An attempt to capture what’s expected in an effective online course at about an 85% level<br />Based on research and widely accepted standards<br />85 %<br />
  13. 13. To Meet Expectations…<br />A course must achieve:<br />“Yes” on all 17 of the 3-point “essential” standards.<br />A minimum of 72 out of 85 points<br />72/85 = 85%<br />
  14. 14. Course Meets Quality Expectations<br />Course Revision<br />Quality Matters:<br />Peer Course Review Process<br />Faculty Course Developers<br />Institutions<br />National Standards & Research Literature<br />Course<br />Rubric<br />Faculty Reviewers<br />Training<br />Peer Course Review<br />Feedback<br />Instructional Designers<br />
  15. 15. Factors Affecting Course Quality<br />Course design QM REVIEWS THIS<br />Course delivery (i.e. teaching, faculty performance)<br />Course content<br />Course management system<br />Institutional infrastructure<br />Faculty training and readiness<br />Student engagement and readiness<br />
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