Online Course Quality: Tune Up Your Course with the Online Course Quick Check

Seminar Date: April 16, 2013 at 11:00am

Abstract

Whether you have been teaching online for years or are just getting started, “online course quality” is an elusive goal to achieve. For instance, what are the components of a high quality course? How does course design contribute to overall course quality? What role does the teaching practice of the online instructor play in course quality? Can the characteristics of the students impact the quality of the course? Are large classes and small classes of equivalent quality? Access this brief, informative session for access to an array of tools, resources, and information to aid you in the quest for quality in online teaching. A featured resource is the debut of UCF’s Online Course Quick Check as a tool for quick self-assessment or collegial feedback.


Presenters

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William (Bill) Phillips, Ed.D.
Lead Instructional Designer
Center for Distributed Learning
University of Central Florida

Dr. Bill Phillips facilitates UCF faculty as they transition into online teaching. His research interests include online copyright and fair use, instructional best practices and emerging technologies. Dr. Phillips developed the Online Course Quick Check.

 

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Susan Scott Ricci, ARNP, MSN, M.Ed.
Instructor
College of Nursing
University of Central Florida

Susan Ricci has taught online courses at UCF since 2000, and she was instrumental in launching the online course initiative of Lake-Sumter Community College (LSCC) where she retired as director of LSCC’s nursing program. Her experience as an instructor and administrator has given Ms. Ricci a well-rounded perspective on issues related to assuring quality in online courses.


Session Recordings and Supporting Materials

Full Adobe Connect recording [32 minutes; swf file] (includes interactions between online participants as well as slides and synchronized audio)

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