Quality Assurance is built into both the course design and review process. This newly customized rubric and set of requirements and recommendations contain three key pieces:
University Rigor and Integrity
Administrative and curricular considerations
Our instructional designers (IDs) provide information and advice about course format (delivery mode and equivalency of credit hours), academic integrity, accessibility and copyright.
WHY: We help ensure that courses in the university’s online programs are equivalent in quality to every Ohio State course.
HOW: With resources such as a syllabus template and a database of university and college standards.
Teaching and Learning
Design of excellent course eperiences, assignments and teaching activites
Our IDs provide expertise to re-envision excellent teaching for online learning by:
Showcasing and maximizing instructor presence
Providing effective, meaningful content and learning activities
Facilitating meaningful student peer connection
Encouraging metacognition and student ownership of learning
Why: ODEE supports the university’s mission of excellence in teaching. Our course design priorities are based on current scholarship of teaching and learning as well as the invaluable experience of Ohio State faculty.
How: Flexible, backward-design process led by an experienced instructional designer.
Carmen and Technology
Design and setup of the technology platforms
We create a Carmen course that is clear, navigable, welcoming, functional and accessible.
WHY: We leverage these tools to support — and never to stand in the way of — your teaching and learning goals. Our templates make courses consistent with the standards of Quality Matters, a widely used rubric for online courses.
HOW: Prebuilt Carmen course templates, as well as a careful quality-check process
Professional Development Grants
We provide grant opportunities to participate in Quality Matters professional development courses. See Quality Matters Grants for more information.
Ohio State Lead QM Coordinator
Interested in learning more about Quality Assurance or the available Quality Matters grants? Reach out to Ohio State's Lead QM Coordinator Timothy Lombardo for more information.