As part of SUNY’s fall webinar series to support faculty through a challenging fall semester, we will be offering a webinar this week on Wednesday, December 9th at noon that will feature part two of our series on course quality showcasing two OER digital courseware matrices that have been aligned with the SUNY Online Course Quality Rubric (OSCQR) for designing high-quality, learner-centered online courses.
The OSCQR rubric is a customizable and flexible tool for online course quality review that specifically targets online course design. Using OSCQR-aligned matrices, this webinar demonstrates how Waymaker and OLI digital courseware, which use high-touch personalized learning tools designed to strengthen metacognition and student success, reflect OSCQR standards and how digital courseware using accessible, openly-licensed material is used. These matrices provide SUNY faculty, who are either considering adopting, or are already using Waymaker or OLI, with a map that illustrates where in the process specific OSCQR standards are addressed. True to OSCQR’s goals, these matrices do not purport to be evaluative measures, but instead focus on providing structures for designing high-quality, learner-centered online courses.