Category Archive: Peer Review

Aug 14

Scintillating Friday

This “Fried Friday” post is not “Fried” at all! I titled it scintillating because I just returned from Chancellor Caulfield’s 2 -day retreat with 30 UAS professionals. We had an excellent facilitator, Susan Bell, a partner with the McDowell Group, a panel of community members, a brief inspirational video welcome from Jason Ohler, a luncheon panel …

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Aug 06

Mark Your Calendar: The Ins and Outs of Designing Exemplary Courses

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Register now to join a webinar on Tuesday, August 18th, 9 AM Alaska time on the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP). The ECP is a great way for you to get peer and expert feedback about the design of your online course. This webinar will underscore the importance of course design and discuss the rubric …

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May 22

Fried Friday – Communication/Presentation FAIL

Yikes! Haven’t we all made a few of these mistakes? Or if we can’t admit to that, we’ve all sat through presentations like this! It is precisely because we want to avoid this type of situation that a group of Instructional Designers (Baldwin/Duclos/Coulston/Purvis/Olson/Walker/Canavan/Barbour/Henrikson) from each MAU decided to create a peer review rubric for presenters. Don’t groan. …

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Apr 13

Sign-up TODAY for Wednesday’s Roundtable

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Best-selling authors know that the first sentence of a book sets the stage for the rest of the read. In fact, a bad first sentence may entirely discourage readers from continuing on. The start of your course is actually very similar. How do you make sure you aren’t the only one in the classroom? That …

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Apr 06

Roundtable Discussion: Getting Started

Coming soon, mark your calendar, the Getting Started Roundtable Discussion: April 15th at 1 PM. Join us to discuss the elements of a “Getting Started” or “Start Here” module that can improve the performance of your students and meet the standards for best practices for online courses. Why is this important? Students who get off …

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Feb 11

Quick Course Checklist

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A checklist is a great way to make sure you haven’t omitted important features or elements in your class. Sometimes it is the obvious that we overlook. Sometimes we don’t even realize that something important is missing until our students tell us, or we try to look back for a document or a link and realize …

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Oct 15

Exemplars Aligned to the Peer Review Rubric

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We’ve posted about the peer review of online courses a few times (search for Peer Review) in the past. Today we’re excited to announce that, similar to the sharing we’ve doing with our Faculty Challenges, many faculty have shared examples from their courses that showcase different ways of meeting the Peer Review Rubric’s standards. We’ve posted …

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Oct 01

Deadline for Professional Development Opportunity

 

Sep 25

Professional Development Opportunity

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Sitka Title III will cover the tuition costs for UAS faculty to take Quality Matters’ Applying the Quality Matters Rubric course. This online course is intended to increase your understanding of the QM rubric and of the peer review process. The UAS Peer Review for Course Improvement committee requires this course of all who are …

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Mar 26

Learning Objectives and Course Goals

Have you ever wondered what content sticks with your students after they complete your course? How much do they retain after five years? How about after ten years? Did they remember the main idea? Standard II of the Peer Review process looks at some of the over-arching ideas that are essential in explaining the value of …

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