Fundamentals: Framework for Quality Design

Track : Online Design

Levels : Beginner,Intermediate
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : Yes

Quality course design is one of the many things that need to be considered in online and blended instructional models. Many institutions and organizations have carried out extensive research and published useful guidelines and rubrics to help ensure the design of quality courses. There are numerous quality frameworks for online courses, online programs and online teaching. In this workshop, you will explore various well-known and well-respected quality frameworks that can help you improve the quality of your online course.


Learning Objectives

  • Explore & discuss common quality metrics.

  • Evaluate the quality of your course based on the identified quality metrics and develop an improvement plan.


Prerequisite: None



This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.


Who should attend?

Faculty new to the online environment

Veteran online and blended faculty

Online program administrators

Instructional designers


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Refund Policy
If you register and pay for a OLC workshop and are unable to enroll (due to personal schedule conflicts, illness, etc), we will be happy to apply your payment to another OLC workshop in the same calendar year upon your written request to No refunds will be given.