Quality online instruction requires effective planning and attention to detail, but the process doesn’t have to be tedious and can even enhance your face-to-face courses. These resources in this section of our website can give you insight on course design that will create the most engaging learning environment for your students.
After an extensive review, ODL has selected the Quality Matters Rubric Standards for Online Courses as our online course quality review tool. The above link takes you to the QM website where you can find informative links about the research behind the tool. When you begin working with your ODL instructional development consultant, you'll be provided with a detailed overview of the rubric, as well as tools and templates to help you apply it to your course.
In the meantime, you can also learn more about course planning in Chapter 1: Designing an Effective Course of Instruction at FSU: A Guide to Teaching & Learning Practices, a handbook designed to help instructional faculty and teaching assistants who desire to become more effective teachers. It offers strategies used by experienced instructors and presents instruction methods and techniques following four components of Instructional Design: Course Planning, Lesson Delivery, Student Testing and Grading, and Course Revision and Evaluation.