Category Archives: assessment

North West eLearning Presentation

This is the presentation I am doing for the North West eLearning Conference (Thurs. 4:00 PM, Olympia Room). Great conference so far – as usual! All resources are linked. Email me at consult@geoffcain.com if you have any questions or would … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up The Rubrics

I started this series with a general overview of rubrics in general with the posting  Evaluating Online Courses: a prelude. I learned a lot reviewing the seven rubrics below for online courses: CA Community College’s Online Education Initiative Rubric Quality … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: CSU’s QOLT

I have used the California State University’s Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) rubric to evaluate courses as well as its ancestor, the CSU Chico rubric. This is the two-page version of the QOLT rubric. I have seen this rubric … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: OCAT and Peer Assessment Process

The Coulter Faculty Center eLearning Faculty Fellows at Western Carolina University developed the “Online Course Assessment Tool and Peer Assessment Process” or “OCAT.” This is essentially a checklist style rubric designed to provide peer feedback on the design of their online … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: CMU’s Quality Assurance Checklist

In my look at online course rubrics, I want to include Central Michigan University’s Quality Assurance Checklist from their Center for Instructional Design (CID) because it is typical of what most colleges who do have a rubric usually have. There is … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: OCEP

Some of the rubrics I am examining are a bit of a time warp. The Online Course Evaluation Project (OCEP) from the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, for instance, is from 2005. I think it is important to look … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: Illinois’ Quality Online Course Initiative

I have not used this rubric to evaluate a course. I have read about this rubric, and no research into rubrics for course development would be complete without looking at this one. The Illinois Online Network and the Illinois Virtual … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: Quality Matters

I have a lot of experience with this rubric as a teacher, instructional designer, and administrator. I have worked with the Quality Matters rubric in some form or another since the early 2000’s. I was certified as a reviewer through … Continue reading

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NWeLearn: Student Makers & Publishers

These are some random notes from a very exciting presentation on alternative assessments and student driven work. The notes are not a complete account but reflects my own interests and distractions: Student Makers & Publishers Amber Lemiere, Instructor of English … Continue reading

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Opening Up Assessment: Open tools and item banks

“One of the defining characteristics of Open Education has been the widespread sharing of course materials from OpenCourseWare to Open Textbooks to more generally open educational resources (OERs). Unfortunately many OERs are primarily content or course materials and do not … Continue reading

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