Award nominations are now closed.  The time frame for nominations for the 2017 awards will be announced in July. 

Congratulations to our first round of 2016 Effective Practice Award Winners!

Supporting documentation—evidence—is one of 5 values by which awards are selected:

  1. Innovation: The practice is inventive or original
  2. Replicability: The practice can be implemented in a variety of learning environments
  3. Potential impact: The practice would advance the field if many adopted it
  4. Scope: The practice explains its relationship with other quality elements
  5. Supporting documentation: The practice is supported with evidence of effectiveness The rubric evaluates evidence with this scale: (add rubric/table here) Awardee examples of effective documentation:

Access: Using the “HyFlex” Course and Design Process (San Francisco State University) Evidence: Student surveys, attendance patterns and learning outcomes

Learning Effectiveness: Using the Community of Inquiry Framework Survey for Multi-Level Institutional Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement (American Public University System) Evidence: Student survey data and student retention records

Faculty Satisfaction: ELATEwiki: E-Learning and Teaching Exchange Wiki to Support Faculty Development (Kansas State University) Evidence: Growth in wiki participation

Student Satisfaction: Wizards: Student Tutors Help Peers Learn (Mercy College) Evidence: Student and professor surveys; 50% reduced failure rate

Scale: The Statistical Buffet (Ohio State University) Evidence: Equal or greater success on common exams in comparison to students in traditional course sections; reduction in withdrawals; cost savings of about $127,000 per year, or $48/student

These guiding OLC documents provide additional examples of evidence metrics:

The Quality Framework
The Pillar Guide