Quality Assurance in Blending Learning




The BlendKit Reader Chapter 5: Quality Assurance is a fitting conclusion to
an already excellent series of chapters. The chapter presents a balanced
view on the merits and limitations of course standards review instruments
and encourages a holistic approach as part of the evaluation process.  


Caveat emptor - course design rubrics and checklists


Course design rubrics such as
> UCF's Blended Course Peer Review form (PDF) and the
-2016-08-09.html> OSCQR Rubric and Process (page links to a list of
excellent resources including rubrics and examples) are important tools for
assessing course design. UCF's rubric is designed for peer review and lists
criteria for implementation of a blended course. Peer review can result in
engaging and "meaningful dialog about the course and teaching/learning


Checklists and rubrics/review forms are especially helpful to faculty who
are new to blended oronline learning or would like to do more than a simple
document transfer from traditional to online. Based on cumulative
experiences these tools address most aspects of course design and serve as a
reminder to what might be considered for inclusion. They are typically
broken down into easily assessed components. 





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