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Quality Assurance in Blended Learning



Reading: Quality Assurance in Blended Learning

BlendKit Course: BlendKit Reader: Chapter 5

Happy to  have finished reading to the last chapter of this course. When reading to the sentence “… are important for designers and instructors of blended courses”, I feel so glad the article distinguished designers which actually best described my current position.

Actually, before reading this Chapter, I have researched a bit of QM rubric and its complete version for working purpose, and found it quite different from what we initially thought. The Quality Assurance rubrics mentioned (also linked) in this chapter are all quite useful, these rubrics cover a variety kinds of aspects, some of which I had not considered in my MOOC designings previously.

Besides, I found the “keep  an online teaching journal” suggestion interested, and shall try to keep a blog focusing on teaching, in addition to my learning journal.

Below table contains some useful links:

Table: Selected examples of online course standards

Title URL
Quality Matters http://www.qmprogram.org/rubric
Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program http://www.blackboard.com/Community/Catalyst-Awards/Exemplary-Course-Program.aspx
Monterey Institute’s Online Course Evaluation Project http://www.montereyinstitute.org/pdf/OCEP%20Evaluation%20Categories.pdf
CSU Chico’s Rubric for Online Instruction http://www.csuchico.edu/celt/roi
Michigan Virtual University’s Guidelines and Model Review Process for Online Courses http://media.mivu.org/institute/pdf/guidelines_model_2013.pdf
iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching (Note: in column to left of linked text) http://www.inacol.org/resource/inacol-national-standards-for-quality-online-teaching-v2/
Illinois Online Network (ION) Quality Online Course Initiative Rubrics http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/initiatives/qoci/rubric.asp
University of Southern Mississippi’s Online Course Development Guide and Rubric http://ablendedmaricopa.pbworks.com/f/LEC_Online_course+rubric.pdf
Florida Gulf Coast University’s Principles of Online Design http://www.fgcu.edu/onlinedesign





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