Building A Culture of Quality Online Teaching & Learning: A 3 Year Case Study & Student Impact Study
Concurrent Session 2
A state university’s vision and strategy to create a campus-wide QA culture will be presented. Based on a 3 year case study, participants will be introduced to a new proposed online instructional design system and the results of the data analysis.
This session will present a public 4-year institution’s vision and strategy to create a sustainable QA culture on campus in an effort to promote continuous improvement of course design and its impact on students’ learning in online/hybrid courses. This session will present a case study about how a 4-year university leadership team created a quality assurance vision beginning with reviewing and updating relevant Faculty Senate policies. By collaborating with the campus advisory board, our design team and leadership, the institution was able to secure system funding for a grant opportunity to leverage the resources to cultivate a culture of continuous improvement following QM standards. Led by a team of eLearning Specialists / Instructional Designers and our Faculty Development department, many faculty learning communities were formed and quarterly professional development opportunities have been designed, established, and offered. This three year effort resulted in:
increase in the number of QM certified courses
increase in the number of faculty certified as QM Peer Reviewers
decrease in student academic failure rates
widespread adoption of QA culture
During this session, participants will also learn about the importance of data collection, a proposed instructional design system and data analysis in regards to students’ learning and quality course design. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss best practices, lessons learned, and next steps to sustain a culture of quality online teaching and learning.