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These good practice teaching standards are derived from the GVSU Online Education Council's Online/Hybrid Course Peer Review Rubric. The recommendations and good practice guidelines are adapted from: Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric 2011 – 2013 Edition, Penn State Peer Review Guide, Chickering, A. & Gamson, Z. (1987) Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE Bulletin (39)7, and the Blackboard Exemplary Course Rubric.
The Blackboard coursesite and design is organized, easy to navigate, provides clear instructions and student guidance.
The Blackboard coursesite includes a course description, clear measurable learning objectives, required textbook and/or course materials, schedule, grading, and assessment requirements. In addition, university policies and procedures along with student support services are included (tutoring, disability support resources, library, IT HelpDesk, etc.). Information is provided regarding expected time on task.
The faculty’s online presence is demonstrated through frequent and timely faculty-student communication and contact.
Students engage in formal and/or informal discussions of course topics, group assignments, etc.
The coursesite includes:
Active learning methods engage students in the learning process by encouraging them to discover, process, and apply information in a variety of ways. Inclusive of students’ diversity, talents, and ways of knowing.
Faculty assist students in frequently assessing their knowledge and competence while providing them with opportunities to practice, receive suggestions, and reflect on their learning.
Faculty clearly communicate high, rigorous, appropriate expectations and provide support to students in meeting the expectations.