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ERIC Number: ED540461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 111
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-9565-7
Instructional Design and Online Learning: A Quality Assurance Study
Monroe, Rose M.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference in the evaluations of online course quality using the Quality Matters model among four groups of reviewers: instructional designers, faculty with subject-matter expertise, peer faculty with no subject-matter expertise, and administrators. A causal-comparative design was utilized to determine whether the groups differed in their ratings. Instructional designers and other respondents for this study were recruited from several listservs and Maryland colleges. The Maryland Online Quality Matters Rubric, consisting of 40 weighted elements, was used to evaluate the quality of two online community college English courses. The online courses chosen for this study were selected from the institutions whose English courses were recognized by Quality Matters in 2007 as meeting quality standards. The data analysis revealed no significant differences among the Quality Matters ratings of the four groups (instructional designers, administrators, faculty with subject-matter expertise, and peer faculty with no subject matter expertise). Based on the findings of this study, greater involvement of instructional designers in the review process could enhance the Quality Matters evaluative method. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland
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