Presentation Title

UCF’s Online Course Quality Initiative: A Year In Review (Part One)

Start

1-31-2019 1:30 PM

End

1-31-2019 2:45 PM

Short Description

Over the past year, online Quality and High Quality Review processes were piloted and implemented at the University of Central Florida. This session focuses on central factors of the Quality and High Quality Review processes that have been updated since the initial design phase, with special attention given to address why the updates were necessary, aspects that emerged during implementation requiring attention, and resources that were created during implementation to address these newly emerging aspects.

Abstract

Designing, developing, and delivering online courses that can be considered to be of quality has always been integral to the expectations of online learning at the University of Central Florida since its first online courses were offered over twenty years ago. With the state of Florida’s strategic plan for online education placing a more formalized focus on Quality and High Quality Course Reviews and designations for online courses, a Quality Course Initiative at UCF emerged. Through the hard work of a Quality Task-force of instructional designers, along with the help of other team’s at UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning, a process for reviewing online courses has been piloted and implemented over the past year.

During this first year of implementing the review processes, and all of the logistics we soon learned would unfold along with it, it became clear that as one branch of the process was completed, another would reveal itself to need tweaking based on new factors that had yet to be considered. This presentation will update attendees on UCF’s Quality and High Quality process, which was initially presented during FDLA in early 2018. Specific attention will be placed on updates that have been made, resources created to address factors and needs, and data collected from faculty who have been offered or have completed the review process with their instructional designer.

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Concurrent Session

Institutional level targeted

Higher Ed

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UCF’s Online Course Quality Initiative: A Year In Review (Part One)

Designing, developing, and delivering online courses that can be considered to be of quality has always been integral to the expectations of online learning at the University of Central Florida since its first online courses were offered over twenty years ago. With the state of Florida’s strategic plan for online education placing a more formalized focus on Quality and High Quality Course Reviews and designations for online courses, a Quality Course Initiative at UCF emerged. Through the hard work of a Quality Task-force of instructional designers, along with the help of other team’s at UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning, a process for reviewing online courses has been piloted and implemented over the past year.

During this first year of implementing the review processes, and all of the logistics we soon learned would unfold along with it, it became clear that as one branch of the process was completed, another would reveal itself to need tweaking based on new factors that had yet to be considered. This presentation will update attendees on UCF’s Quality and High Quality process, which was initially presented during FDLA in early 2018. Specific attention will be placed on updates that have been made, resources created to address factors and needs, and data collected from faculty who have been offered or have completed the review process with their instructional designer.