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Without question, the rapid shift to ERT significantly impacted the credibility of online learning (Zimmerman, 2020). However, correcting the misconceptions surrounding ERT vs. online learning may provide an accurate view of quality online education and create a new interest in distance learning and training as a viable option for the future (Samson, 2020).
A rubric is a learning and assessment tool that articulates the expectations for assignments and performance tasks by listing criteria, and for each criteria, describing levels of quality from excellent to poor (Andrade, 2000; Arter & Chappuis, 2007; Stiggins, 2001). The clarity of rubrics is the most important characteristic for its comprehension and application.
Quality Matters (QM) is a continuous improvement model for assuring quality of online and hybrid/blended courses through a peer review process. To meet Quality Matters expectations, a course must meet all the Essential Standards AND achieve a total overall score of 85 out of 100 points.
In 2013, I took a position as training director of a crisis hotline. The majority of call agents worked remotely from locations all around the world. Even though the virtual training program was successful, the process could have benefited from an AAR during the train the trainer phase.
I’ve learned about instructional designers that we all want to create an environment for effective learning. […]