In Search of a Quality Online Program: Steps for Program Evaluation and Improvement

Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
OLC Session

Brief Abstract

Participants will learn to apply the OLC Quality Scorecard metrics, uncover and evaluate quality indicators in key categories, and consider thoughtful recommendations for implementation.

 

Register for this pre-conference workshop together with "New Tools Ensuring Online Course Quality: Meet OSCQR!" and save $65 on the combined cost. 

There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $195 Early Bird / $225 Full Price

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Extended Abstract

The concept of 'quality' in online education can be elusive and complex. Nevertheless, we must diligently pursue the advancement of quality in our online programs. Through an educational research study with several dozen seasoned online educators a process for quality evaluation was developed. The 2014 OLC Scorecard continues to advance the field, simplifying the steps needed to identify, measure and quantify elements of quality within an online education program. Participants will learn how to apply the OLC Quality Scorecard metrics, uncover, and evaluate quality indicators in key categories, and consider thoughtful recommendations for implementation. In addition, participants will share best practices and discuss barriers and challenges in online program quality.