A 3D Rubric for Creating and Auditing Online Courses: Criteria and Methods to Guide Course Development Efforts

Thursday, February 23 | 2:30PM–3:30PM | Pavilion, Plaza Level
Session Type: WSWRC12

This presentation will introduce a rubric-based method of auditing online courses for their maturity on three dimensions of development. These three dimensions represent the extent to which the course meets standards of navigation, learning, and accessibility. The results of the audit can be used to plan efforts to redevelop courses or course content to meet standards. Developed as an alternative to the Quality Matters Higher Education rubric, it offers fewer standards—3 versus 8 (general) and 18 versus 41 (specific)—and greater efficiency while providing more targeted course improvement strategies.


  • Steve Gance

    Policy Associate, Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges

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