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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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NWeLearn: Revisiting Presence and Community in the Online Classroom

Revisiting Presence and Community in the Online Classroom Patrick Lowenthal, Assistant Professor at Boise State University Online educators love to talk about social presence and community. In this talk, Patrick will review some of his recent research on social presence … Continue reading

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Education and Automation

There are a lot of things that technology can do in education. A lot of automation in education is very useful: handling student records and passwords, single sign-on, that sort of thing. Then there are things that should not be … Continue reading

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Yes, MOOCs Still Matter

I am sometimes forwarded articles from the Comical of Higher Ed and elsewhere that proclaim the death of the MOOC, that they are not ready for primetime, or that they are better for professional development. All of which I find … Continue reading

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Promoting Academic Honesty Online

#143071328 / gettyimages.com Every semester we deal with questions like “how do you know the person enrolled in the course is the one taking the test?” The instructional designers in Humboldt State University’s College of eLearning & Extended Education often assist faculty  in … Continue reading

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