Course Development


11. Guidelines regarding minimum standards are used for the course development, design, and delivery of online instruction.
Comment received: Documentation fully supports the indicator. The screen capture provided documents that the course is well-organized, easy to navigate, and has clear and measurable learning outcomes. A rubric for course development could have also been attached there.
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12. Technology is used as a tool to achieve learning outcomes in delivering course content.
Comment received: Documentation fully supports indicator. It is clear that technology is used to enhance learning outcomes, as well as to foster collaboration.
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13. Instructional materials, course syllabus, and learning outcomes are reviewed periodically to ensure they meet program standards.
Comment received: Documentation fully supports this indicator. The planning guide and course evaluation tool are impressive! What are the policies for their use as determined by the Academic Council?
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14. Courses are designed so that students develop the necessary knowledge and skills to meet learning objectives at the course and program level. These may include engagement via analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Comment received: Documentation fully supports the indicator. The use of Quality Matters and Sloan C resources is helpful.
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15. Learning objectives describe outcomes that are measurable.
Comment received: Documentation fully supports this indicator. Outcomes presented here are measurable. The us of the Radio James Objective Builder is a good supports tool.
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16. Selected assessments measure the course learning objectives and are appropriate for an online learning environment.
Comment received: Documentation fully supports indicator. The example from the Aesthetics course is appropriate. There is evidence of assessment of course-by-course learning objectives. Instead of review by Gen Ed Director and a committee, a more scalable plan such as peer-to-peer review, is suggested.
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17. Student-centered instruction is considered during the course development process.
Comment received: These selected assignments demonstrate the student-centered design and encourage student reflection. Given the adult learner population served by this online program, the ability to further enhance the institution's learner-centered approach should be fully considered.
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18. There is consistency in course development for student retention and quality.
Comment received: Documentation fully supports the indicator. The use of a template and required, standardized training help achieve consistency.
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19. Course design promotes both faculty and student engagement.
Comment Received: Documentation fully supports indicator. The training provided to faculty to promote interaction and community-building is impressive. It would be helpful to see examples of how faculty apply this knowledge in their own courses.
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20. Current and emerging technologies are evaluated and recommended for online teaching and learning.
Comment received: Documentation supports this indicator moderately. the TAC committee reviews software purchases and contact renewals; new technologies such as a web conferencing system are vetted there. While some of these technologies may also serve online courses, in order to receive a score of 3, more evidence would be needed to demonstrate that pedagogy specifically for online learning is discussed and considered in this decision-making process.
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Moderate Use
21. Instructional design is provided for creation of effective pedagogy for both synchronous and asynchronous class sessions.
Comment received: Documentation fully supports this indicator. Both synchronous and asynchronous technologies are utilized. More documentation could be added that clarifies how these things support the " creation of effective pedagogy."
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22. Curriculum development is a core responsibility for faculty.
Comment received: Documentation fully supports indicator. Documentation such as a contract for faculty course development could also be uploaded here.
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Comments on Course Development: Overall, this institution is using national standards for course design and a variety of technologies for development and delivery. Processes and training in place insure that courses are developed with consistent quality and measurable learning outcomes.
Points Possible:
36

Points Earned:
35