The course development process is required for faculty receiving course development funding. It includes the following activities:
Initial Consultation meeting
A discussion with Tech Hub faculty member and the faculty developer about their course development goals. Includes identifying potential professional development and technology resources that may contribute to development goals. Faculty will develop a course development plan which identifies the development timeline and any support, training, or resources that may be needed to meet their goals.
Required training for Funded Course Development: The Tech Hub’s A Reflection on Quality Course Design workshop.
Optional: Faculty may attend an online Sloan-C workshop, to support their course development goals and interests.
New online faculty must also take the eLearn Institute in addition to the above training.
Course Development Outcomes
All courses will include these fundamental components:
- Course Banner on homepage
- Instructor Introduction/Bio
- Online syllabus
- Course communication expectations, including instructor contact info, response time and feedback methods
- Course Orientation material
- Technical Support information
- Academic Support information
- General Questions Discussion Board
- Introductions Discussion Board (when appropriate)
- Overall course implements quality design elements: consistent navigation and organization, basic readability standards, ADA-compliant images
Varies per course, based on number of credits/scope of outcomes
The inclusion of these components will vary:
- Amount and scope of content
- Communication activities/methods
- Media and interactive elements
The Course Readiness Checklist looks for elements of quality online course design, and is based on the Quality Matters standards. The review is conducted by a Tech Hub faculty member, and scheduled a minimum of three weeks prior to course delivery.
Final Consultation meeting
A discussion of the course readiness review, course delivery Q & A, and future goals. To be scheduled a minimum of two weeks prior to course delivery.