Course Review

In an effort to gauge to what extend learning activities provide opportunities for interaction that support active learning (QM standard 5.2), Online and Educational Services (OES) incorporates the Principles of Authentic Tasks into the online course review.

During the course review process, learning activities and assessments are evaluated against the authentic task principles to quantify how active the learning design is. The highest possible authenticity score is 30/30 but it is not the goal to maximize each principle. Rather the goal is to avoid courses that fall extremely low on the authenticity score (below 10) and schedule these for a creative redesign for a more learner-centered and active learning experience.

Additionally, OES visualizes the learning outcomes on a taxonomy graph. This is to assure an alignment between the level of learning and the assessments but also to illustrate how frequently authentic learning tasks are able to elevate learning to higher levels on the cognitive scale in addition to fostering affective and conative skills.

CCAPS Online Course Review Standards

CCAPS Online Course Review Form