SUNY CIT 2009: Quality Really Matters


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    1. 1. Quality Really Really Matters: A Summary of eLearning Program Evaluation Tools photo by: star5112 from Quality Really Really Matters: A Summary of eLearning Program Evaluation Tools Clark Shah-Nelson Coordinator of Online Education, SUNY Delhi
    2. 2. photo by: cogdogblog from Quality Matters: Courses … What about programs? DISCLAIMER
    3. 3. <ul><li>How can I use these tools for evaluation on my campus? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are these tools located? </li></ul><ul><li>Why would we want to use such tools for our campus? </li></ul>photo by: star5112 from
    4. 4. <ul><li>Where to start? </li></ul><ul><li>The TOP: Executive: President/Cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>NASULGC-Sloan National Commission on Online Learning: Online Learning as a Strategic Asset: A Survey of Presidents and Chancellors </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>photo by: ecparker from
    5. 5. <ul><li>Strategic planning: </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional buy-in? </li></ul><ul><li>Critical to long-term strategy? </li></ul><ul><li>Part of formal strategic plan? </li></ul>photo by: ecparker from
    6. 6. <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Increase student access? </li></ul><ul><li>Grow continuing and/or professional education? </li></ul><ul><li>Attract students from outside the traditional? </li></ul><ul><li>service area </li></ul><ul><li>Provide pedagogic improvements? </li></ul><ul><li>Increase rate of degree completion? </li></ul><ul><li>Improve enrollment management </li></ul><ul><li>responsiveness? </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance value of college/university brand? </li></ul>photo by: ecparker from
    7. 7. <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen academic continuity in case of disaster? </li></ul><ul><li>Improve student retention? </li></ul><ul><li>Increase strategic partnerships with other institutions? </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize physical plant utilization? </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance alumni and donor outreach? </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the diversity of student body? </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce or contain costs? </li></ul>photo by: ecparker from
    8. 8. <ul><li>Potential Barriers: </li></ul><ul><li>Online courses cost more to develop than f2f courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Greater faculty time and effort required to teach online </li></ul><ul><li>Students need more discipline to succeed in online courses. </li></ul><ul><li>A lack of acceptance of online instruction by faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Online courses cost more to deliver than f2f courses. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no significant barriers to the use of online education at my institution. </li></ul>photo by: ecparker from
    9. 9. NEASC Best Practices Best Practices for Electronically Offered Online Degree and Cert. Programs by 8 accrediting institutions, including Middle States photo by: Boby Dimitrov from
    10. 10. “ meant to assist institutions in planning distance education activities and to provide a self-assessment framework for those already involved.” “For the regional accrediting associations they constitute a common understanding of those elements which reflect quality distance education programming. As such they are intended to inform and facilitate the evaluation policies and processes of each region.” photo by: Boby Dimitrov from
    11. 11. 1. Institutional Context and Commitment 2. Curriculum and Instruction 3. Faculty Support 4. Student Support 5. Evaluation and Assessment. photo by: Boby Dimitrov from
    12. 12. photo by: Boby Dimitrov from
    13. 13. eMM (eLearning Maturity Model) photo by: rachfog from
    14. 14. eMM (eLearning Maturity Model) Excel Spreadsheet version: photo by: rachfog from
    15. 15. photo by: rachfog from
    16. 16. IQAT : Interactive Quality Assessment Tool helps distance learning leaders measure and manage change. IQAT™ can help you record and manage your data, tracking it over time and comparing it to other institutions. Take your distance learning program to the next level of quality, accountability and profitability with IQAT™.&quot; photo by: Valerie Everett from
    17. 17. photo by: Sparkie Geek from IMS GLC Adoption Standard: Best Practices for Prospective and New Student Introduction to e-Learning
    18. 18. <ul><li>… .what you’ll need, who </li></ul>photo by: Eric__I_E from
    19. 19. <ul><li>… .what you’ll need, who </li></ul>photo by: Eric__I_E from
    20. 20. BPA 3: Learning Design and Organization photo by: qwrrty from
    21. 21. Community...? DOODLE? Directors of Online and Distance Learning Environments Interested? Please email me: photo by: crazytales562 from
    22. 22. Thank you! Clark Shah-Nelson, SUNY Delhi Coordinator of Online Education [email_address] Questions? photo by: rachfog from