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Quality Matters Rubric

“Quality Matters Rubric Standards 2011-2013 Edition with Assigned Point Values.”  A useful rubric from the Quality Matters Program at MarylandOnline that is largely applicable to all instructional situations, but that does include some criteria that is specific to online instruction and/or teaching with technology.


Instructional Design Tips

Instructional Design Tips for Learning Online from California State University, Chico.  This document is a checklist that covers a comprehensive list of necessary elements in an online course.  It is beneficial not just for instructors new to online teaching, but also for experienced online instructors who want to proof existing …


Rubric for Online Instruction

A comprehensive series of rubrics from California State University, Chico, for evaluating many different aspects of online courses and teaching, including: Learner Support & Resources; Online Organization & Design; Instructional Design & Delivery; Assessment & Evaluation of Student Learning; Innovative Teaching With Technology; and Faculty Use of Student Feedback.