Designing Online Courses for Quality Assurance

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Rosalind Franklin University shares best practices for designing online courses for quality assurance.

Quentin Conkle, an Instructor and Instructional Designer at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, recently joined me to record a 15-minute video sharing some best practices for designing online courses. Highlights from the session and a link to the video can be found below.

What is Quality Assurance?

Three Major Pieces of the Course Design Puzzle

Quentin describes three major areas of focus critical for the course design process:

  1. The importance of quality assurance to meet both student and accreditation needs
  2. Designing with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in mind
  3. Leveraging Quality Matters to ensure continued course improvement

By focusing on quality assurance, Quentin and his team are providing a systematic monitoring and evaluation process for online courses. Always keeping an eye on ADA compliance helps ensure that their online courses meet the requirements of the Office of Civil Rights as well as providing access to students using assistive technologies. Applying the Quality Matters rubric in the course design process helps to certify a high level of quality in course activities, assessments, instructional materials, and technologies required for use.

Please enjoy the recording below. Share any questions or comments in the space provided below the video.

 

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