Online Teaching

Quality Online Course Inititaive Rubric

Decorative: "Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Rubric"

 

A. "Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Rubric" (web page) introduces a rubric for online courses (updated 2018) designed "to reflect the research and best practices in online learning as well as the changed technologies and practices in creating accessible courses."

1. Links to the Rubric

The QOCI RRubric is "[a] tool to assist in the design, redesign, and/or evaluation of online courses":

Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR)

Decorative: Logo for Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository

 

1. Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (web site) is "a public resource for faculty and instructional designers interested in online and blended teaching strategies."

  • "Each entry describes a strategy drawn from the pedagogical practice of online/blended teaching faculty, depicts this strategy with artifacts from actual courses, and is aligned with findings from research or professional practice literature."

2. On TOPR, "[o]nline/blended learning pedagogical practices are organized into three categories":

Professional Development mOOC - starting January 2019

Are you interested in beginning a professional learning journey with 250+ of your peers this winter? Are you also interested in acquiring a new set of technology-enabled teaching and learning skills? Join us in the Ontario Extend mOOC, beginning in January, as we work together to become Empowered Educators. Check out this short promo video and, if you’re interested, add your name to the list at bit.ly/ExtendMOOC and we will follow up with all the details.

This mOOC is offered by eCampusOntario.

14 Editing Tips

Decorative: "Editing Tips to Make You a Better Writer"

 

"14 Invaluable Editing Tips" (post) offers practical suggestions for making your writing -- especially online writing (as for online course content, posted notes and material, etc.) -- clearer, more accessible, and more effective.

1. "Put yourself in your audience’s shoes."

  • "Tailor your content to your audience’s needs ... preferences ... interests ... problems, [abilities, and knowledge]." 

2. "Read your writing out loud."

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