Virtual Learning Kick-Off
Online_Learning_Kick-off_rev 21.pdf

Standards for Online Teaching

1. International Association for K-12 Online Learning

2. ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education

3. Quality Matters is a peer review process for online courses. The skeleton for their rubric highlights the necessary components course developers need to consider when creating courses. Note the range of points for each standard ranging from 1-3. The standards worth 3 points are critical for instructors to address.

CMS Standards

This is a great site to access a ton of information about the new digital blooms.

Top 5 Course Design Tips
  • Keep fonts and colors consistent and limit the number of colors to two to three.
  • Avoid using hyperlink colors such as blue and magenta for plain text.
  • Include course navigation directions to guide participants, such as where to click first to begin the course.
  • Keep participants' access to technology in mind when loading files and resources.
  • Make your course interactive and engaging.

Top 5 Online Facilitation Tips
  • Review electronic communications from students daily and respond within 24 hours..
  • Create a learning community through forum discussions and/or collaborative group projects.
  • Email participants prior to the class beginning to welcome them and to establish relationship.
  • Post grades within five days.
  • Give meaningful feedback beyond number or letter grades.