Ensuring online course quality
Leadership Alliance members have formed a Quality Matters approach to course design and instruction.
- Illinois Virtual has embarked on a multi-year Online Course Improvement Process. The framework being used for course design is the Quality Matters K-12 Secondary Rubric. Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses and support continuous improvement.
- Indiana Online Academy’s (IOA) Course Developer Cohort is a group of seven educators tasked with developing ten, full-year courses for IOA. IOA has developed the Course Developer course, which is completed as the educators move through the four-part development process.
- Georgia Virtual School makes its original course content available as open educational resources; about 70 courses, including several for Advanced Placement. A team of course development specialists work with subject matter experts in each respective area to design a course through a nine-month process. The courses are bound by a creative commons attribution, non-commercial, share-alike license.