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The Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014 is a set of 8 General Standards and 43 Specific Review Standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses. The Rubric is complete with Annotations that explain the application of the Standards and the relationship among them. A scoring system and set of online tools facilitate the review by a team of Peer Reviewers. Unique to the Rubric is the concept of alignment. Download the Standards from the QM Higher Education Rubric**. ** Please note: This document requires you to Sign In using your MyQM account credentials. The Eight General Standards: Course Overview and Introduction Learning Objectives (Competencies)Assessment and Measurement Instructional Materials Course Activities and Learner InteractionCourse Technology Learner Support Accessibility and Usability What is Alignment? When Do I Use the Rubric? How Do I Obtain Access to the Rubric? Higher Education Program: Related:  eLearingDesigning online courses

Designing and marketing an appealing online course on A few years ago I came across one challenging statement on a LinkedIn forum. The participants were discussing the process of online teaching – how to get started, how to scale it, what platforms to use for webinars or online lessons, etc. They went back and forth talking about the advantages and disadvantages of using Skype and other similar applications, and then somebody posted a comment that etched into my memory and made me acutely aware of where I was and where I had to be. The person said something like, “Limiting yourself to teaching only skype lessons is a dead-end street. You need to have something more if you would like to scale your business.” I know a lot of online teachers who have been entertaining the idea of designing online courses, but they may lack a bit of confidence and some practical information on whether or not this venture is worth the effort. How does one get started? What reservations did I have? Why did I choose one particular platform? Start small.Start free.

Designing Effective E-learning/Online Training Courses | Bridge Developing effective e-learning training content isn’t only about creating a course with solid material. Managers and course authors are concerned about adapting different courses to a variety of learning styles and individual needs, and keeping learners interested and engaged. This may seem overwhelming at first, but once you get past the basics and establish some consistency, those complexities will become part of the standard course-building routine. A good place to start is to organize your thoughts, and figure out exactly what it is you want to include in your online course. Pro tip: try not to make your e-learning course more complicated than it needs to be. First steps Identify the purpose – While much can (and will) be said about the actual presentation of information, your e-learning course should also center on the purpose of changing and improving performance. Establish the course type – Your e-learning course will most likely fall into one of these three categories: 1.

OPAL | Open Educational Quality Initiative Understand xpLor Intro Authoring Sharing Discovery Copyright Delivery Schools are migrating their operations towards the Internet faster than ever. It’s time to take a step forward in virtual education with the first cross-platform learning object repository. Here's how xpLor will change teaching and learning as we know it today: Course materials tend to get replicated several times on a platform. With xpLor, you have the ability to create modern, content-rich course materials using the robust tool set of an LMS while remaining outside the tight parameters of the LMS to allow flexibility and collaborative authoring. Currently, you’re stuck manually exporting and importing vast amounts of course materials from one LMS to another. Share rich content with xpLor between systems inside the cloud without importing and exporting. Searching for content is difficult in traditional LMS. xpLor has a rich global search engine that can find content shared globally or in specific channels integrated with your LMS.

Ten Best Practices for Teaching Online J. V. Boettcher, Ph.D. Designing for Learning 2006 - 2013 Minor revisions May 2011 Our knowledge about what works well in online teaching and learning is growing rapidly and that is very good news. Here are ten best practices for anyone just getting started in the online environment. Best Practice 1: Be Present at the Course Site Liberal use of a faculty's use of communication tools such as announcements, discussion board postings, and forums communicate to the students that the faculty member cares about who they are, cares about their questions and concerns, and is generally "present" to do the mentoring and challenging that teaching is all about. When faculty actively interact and engage students in a face-to-face classroom, the class develops as a learning community, developing intellectual and personal bonds. We have learned to quantify what it means to "be present." Note: Students who feel abandoned or who feel alone may even post questions, such as "Is anybody there?" References

PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"? Everyone thinks that Project-Based Learning has something to do with "authentic" learning. But not everyone agrees what this means. Take this quick quiz. Which of the following projects could be called authentic? a) Students learn about endangered species in their region and take action to protect them, including a public awareness campaign, habitat restoration fieldwork and communication with local government officials. b) Students design and create a calendar with pictures and information about endangered species, which they sell at a pre-winter break community event and donate the money to an environmental organization. c) Students play the role of scientists who need to make recommendations to an environmental organization about how to protect endangered species in various ecosystems around the world. To authenticity purists, a project is not really authentic unless it is in the real world, connected directly to the lives of students and real issues in their communities. Not Authentic

Kaizena · Give Great Feedback Instructional Strategies for Online Courses Instructional Strategies for Online Courses Effective online instruction depends on learning experiences appropriately designed and facilitated by knowledgeable educators. Because learners have different learning stylesor a combination of styles, online educators should design activities multiple modes of learning in order to provide significant experiences for each class participant. In designing online courses, use multiple instructional strategies. Teaching models exist which apply to traditional higher education learning environments, and when designing courses for the online environment, these strategies should be adapted to the new environment. Traditionally, in a teacher-centered classroom, instructors control their environment because they have a monopoly on information. Online learning environments permit a range of interactive methodologies. Learning contracts connect educational needs to individual student needs. The discussion group Guided design Role playing Games The panel

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