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Managing and Assessing the Completeness and Quality of New Online Courses

Brookside Room, 2:30pm

Presenter(s):

Crossland

Description:

MidAmerica Nazarene University has been building about fifty new business courses in support of three new online business programs. After evaluating three available quality management systems, we chose the eCampusAlberta Quality eToolkit (http://quality.ecampusalberta.ca/). This system is licensed under free Creative Commons Attribution, and comprises a comprehensive rubric to assess course quality. We combined this quality management tool with intensive faculty training, plus assignment of instructional designers to team up with each faculty member to build the courses. We established a two-part cycle of quality management, with a minimum threshold of quality required before course launch, and then a second cycle of post-instruction improvements with a higher minimum threshold. This presentation is an interim report on this project, which is now about 75% complete.