Useful Links and Information
Check out some of the links below for background information on distance learning and instructional technology.
"The Quality Matters program has ... created a set of review criteria based on the research literature and national standards, incorporated these criteria into an interactive web-based rubric with annotations, and developed training and a process for conducting team course reviews."
ION's Quality Online Course Initiative:
"A quality online course rubric and evaluation system .... The goal of this project is to help colleges and universities to improve accountability of their online courses."
Elements for Review of Online Instruction:
Oregon State University's rubric "provides a list of elements to consider when reviewing online course instruction. The concept of this tool is that it would provide useful feedback to the faculty member delivering the course. It is not designed to be rigid or prescriptive, but rather to be informative, helpful, and constructive."
"WCET?s EduTools provides independent reviews, side-by-side comparisons, and consulting services to assist decision-making in the e-learning community."