onlineenrgySuperior Course Design

In pursuing the highest possible standards for online education, faculty at South Plains College are encouraged to measure their courses against the four parts of the Course Evaluation Rubric

CourseDesign Interaction

Course Design addresses elements of instructional design, including elements like structure of the course, learning objectives, organization of content, and instructional strategies. 

Communication between and among learners and instructors, synchronously or asynchronously, refers specifically to those activities in which groups are working interdependently toward a shared result. This differs from group activities that can be completed by students working independently of one another and then combining the results, much as one would when assembling a jigsaw puzzle with parts of the puzzle worked out separately then assembled together. A learning community is defined here as the sense of belonging to a group, rather than each student perceiving himself/herself studying independently.
Assessment LearnerSupport
Assessment focuses on instructional activities designed to measure progress towards learning outcomes, provide feedback to students and instructor, and/or enable grade assignment. This section addresses the quality and type of student assessments within the course. Learner Support addresses the support resources made available to students taking the course. Such resources may be accessible within or external to the course environment. Specifically, learner support resources address a variety of student services.