Advancing Quality: Crafting and Evaluating Course Design Rubrics

Is it time to examine your quality rubric, or do you want to build one of your own? OLC has reviewed several open-access rubrics and determined key course design characteristics. In this webinar, we’ll share exemplary quality indicators from several of the rubrics. Then, we’ll unveil an instrument for evaluating or building your own rubric, along with specific use cases. Finally, you’ll determine next steps for developing, revising, or implementing a quality assurance process based on your role. 

Intended Audience: 

Any educator or course designer/ developer who would like to review online, blended, or digitally-enhanced courses, and any administrator charged with developing quality assurance practices

Speaker Bio
Josh Herron, PhD

Director of Professional Learning – Online Learning Consortium

As Director of Professional Learning, Josh guides the strategy and operations of OLC’s Center for Professional Learning. He has over twelve years of higher education leadership and instructional experience. He has also published and presented widely on higher education practices, pedagogical research, and interdisciplinary scholarship. Josh holds a Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design from Clemson University and an M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Cindy Schanke

Instructional Designer – Online Learning Consortium

Cindy Schanke is an instructional designer at the OLC where she provides instructional design, course development, and educational technology expertise within the OLC Institute for Professional Development. In 2000, she got her start in the eLearning field for government and industry, and in 2013 she began working as an instructional designer in higher education. She joined OLC in 2021 after serving Elizabethtown College as the Assistant Director of Online Learning. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Lock Haven University.

Phil Denman

Coordinator, Quality Scorecard Suite – Online Learning Consortium

Phil Denman serves as Coordinator of the Quality Scorecard Suite for the Online Learning Consortium where he leads quality assurance programs related to online, blended, and digital learning. He brings over 20 years of experience to OLC, including 15 years spent as an instructional designer, initially helping launch UC Berkeley’s first two fully-online Master’s degree programs, then spending 10 years at San Diego State University serving as Campus Coordinator for the Course Redesign with Technology initiative leading faculty to implement high impact practices to improve student success, as well the Faculty Lead for Quality Assurance where he developed programs to evaluate and improve online and blended learning. He holds a M.S. in Education from California State University, East Bay and a B.A. in Communication Arts from Allegheny College.