Moving Online from the Traditional Classroom: Assuring Quality in Development and Design
- Is your department exploring online course development?
- Are you interested in moving or developing courses online?
- Are you concerned about quality assurance in online courses and keeping them in alignment with current research and best practices?
The OCIO’s Digital Union, in collaboration with EHE’s Workforce Development and Education and the Department of Design, is offering a new and totally online class for OSU graduate credit that walks a course developer through the process of developing an online course that will meet Quality Matters standards. Participants will use the Quality Mattes rubric to inform their design process for one online course of their choice.
During the spring quarter, students will first orient to the Quality Matters standards for online and hybrid courses. Then, they will use them to inform their development process for an online course of their choice. Extensive guidance from instructor, Joni Tornwall, an experienced online teacher and course developer as well as a Quality Matters reviewer and certified trainer, will be available. At the conclusion of this graduate-level course, the participants will have designed an online course or at least the foundation and one module of an online course that meets Quality Matters standards.
- Joni Tornwall, Education Lead in the Digital Union and Quality Matters certified trainer
- David Stein, associate professor of Workforce Development and Education
Course Number: EDU PAES 925.40 (crosslisted with Design 797-3)
Class Number: 8414 (Graduate level seminar)
Credit Hours: 3
Title: Moving Online from the Traditional Classroom: Assuring Quality in Development and Design
Audience: Graduate students, instructors, course designers; no online teaching experience is necessary
- Interpret and apply Quality Matters standards to hypothetical situations and to course development.
- Apply the principles of backward design to the design process for an online course.
- Design an online course that supports active learning, student engagement and success, and usability, and which will meet Quality Matters Standards.
- Apply the Quality Matters rubric to an informal review of at least one complete unit of an online course developed by a peer.
Required meetings: Two synchronous virtual meetings (webinars) in Adobe Connect on Monday night, 7:00-8:30 p.m. during Week 2 and Week 9. Optional office hours on remaining Monday evenings during the spring quarter or by arrangement.