"The OSCQR rubric specifically targets online course design. The OSCQR rubric is unique and differs from other online course quality rubrics in several ways. It is not restricted to mature online courses. The rubric can be used formatively with new online faculty to help guide, inform, and influence the design of their new online courses, and, it is non-evaluative."
Conquering the Content by Robin M. SmithPut your course online now, without sacrificing pedagogicalquality Conquering the Content: A Blueprint for Online Course Designand Development, Second Edition is a highly practical guide tocreating online courses. With guidance on incorporating learningtheory into online course content, as well as a host of templates,learning guides, and sample files, this book furnishes instructorsand instructional designers with the information and toolsthey need to design and develop their course content to betterserve online students. This second edition introduces relevancestatements and time-saving tips as well as content maps whichprovide a scaffold for content organization and help studentsanchor the topics in their memories for retrieval. Readers willgain expert insight and best practices for designing within therapidly changing online learning environment and learn toincorporate recent advances that can improve student outcomes.Because the book is designed to focus on online teaching pedagogy,it won't go out of date as specific tools change. Nearly one-third of all students in higher education are takingat least one online class, and online hybrid classes are becomingmore widespread. Distance learning is becoming the norm, butcreating an online class is more complex than just posting coursecontent on a website. Conquering the Content demonstrateshow instructors can best revamp their course content to suit theonline learning environment, and provides the tools and resourcesinstructors need to transfer their effectiveness from the classroomto the online environment. Learn how to: Create student-friendly navigation structures that support whatis known about the brain and learning Organize content based on priority, flow, and easynavigation Create assessments that work within the parameters of an onlinecourse "Chunk" information to facilitate better processing Time is of the essence in getting a course online, but it'simportant that pedagogy not get lost in the crush of new content.Course design is just as critical as course content when it comesto distance learning outcomes, and Conquering the Contentprovides a holistic and practical approach to effective onlinecourse development.
Creating Significant Learning Experiences: an Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses by L. Dee FinkIn this thoroughly updated edition of L. Dee Fink's bestselling classic, he discusses new research on how people learn, active learning, and the effectiveness of his popular model; adds more examples from online teaching; and further focuses on the impact of student engagement on student learning. The book explores the changes in higher education nationally and internationally since the publication of the previous edition, includes additional procedures for integrating one's course, and adds strategies for dealing with student resistance to innovative teaching. This edition continues to provide conceptual and procedural tools that are invaluable for all teachers when designing instruction. It shows how to use a taxonomy of significant learning and systematically combine the best research-based practices for learning-centered teaching with a teaching strategy in a way that results in powerful learning experiences for students. Acquiring a deeper understanding of the design process will empower teachers to creatively design courses that will result in significant learning for students.
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
The Online Teaching Survival Guide by Judith V. Boettcher; Rita-Marie ConradEssential reading for online instructors, updated to cover new and emerging issues and technologies The Online Teaching Survival Guide provides a robust overview of theory-based techniques for teaching online or technology-enhanced courses. Covering all aspects of online teaching, this book reviews the latest research in cognitive processing and related learning outcomes while retaining a focus on the practical. A simple framework of instructional strategies mapped across a four-phase timeline provides a concrete starting point for both new online teachers and experienced teachers designing or revamping an online course. Essential technologies are explored in their basic and expanded forms, and traditional pedagogy serves as the foundation for tips and practices customized for online learning. The tips cover course management, social presence, community building, integration of new technologies, discussion and questioning techniques, assessment, and debriefing, along with new coverage of intensive or accelerated courses, customizing learning strategies, developing expertise, advanced course design, and assessment techniques exclusive to this new second edition. The theory and techniques of successful online teaching can be significantly different from those used face-to-face. With more and more classes being offered online, this book provides a valuable resource for taking your course to the next level. Understand the technology used in online teaching Learn specialized pedagogical tips and practices Examine new research on cognition and learning Adopt a clear framework of instructional strategies The explosion of online learning has created a demand for great online teachers. Increasingly, faculty who normally teach face-to-face are being asked to cover online courses--yet comprehensive pedagogical resources are scarce. The learning curve is huge, and faculty need a practical approach to course design and management that can be quickly and easily implemented. The Online Teaching Survival Guide provides that essential resource, with a customizable framework and deeper exploration of effective online teaching.