Tag Archives: elearning

MOOCs, Student Success, and Instructional Design

One of the common problems with online learning and MOOCs is student success and retention. Traditionally, there is a large gap between the success and retention rates of face-to-face and online courses. Just as some students need help in understanding … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest OER Directory

This looks like another new and worthy effort coming out of Oregon. If you are interested in Open Education, Open Education Resources (OER), or Open Textbooks, I would encourage you to take a look at the Pacific Northwest OER Directory. … Continue reading

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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: 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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Course Rubrics: OEI

The first rubric I will look at in this first of a seven-part series looking at course evaluation rubrics is the California Community College’s Online Education Initiative rubric. Who wrote it? This rubric was created by the California Community College … Continue reading

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Evaluating Online Courses: a prelude

This is the first of a seven part series examining how different institutions evaluate online courses. Each of the seven blog postings after this will feature a different rubric from a different institution for evaluating online courses.  I am specifically … Continue reading

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