OLC Effective Practices


From the OLC (Online Learning Consortium) Effective Practices site:

“To help make quality online education accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, the members of the OLC community share techniques, strategies, and practices in online education that have worked for them. All effective practices are peer reviewed to insure quality and to give submitters some documentation for tenure and promotion files. OLC focuses on five pillars of quality (see framework and narrative) in online education: access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, student satisfaction, and scale (institutional commitment to achieve capacity enrollment via cost effectiveness).”

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Effective Practice Evaluation Criteria

Effective Practices sorted by OLC Pillar

UIS Effective Practices

Effective Practice Examples

Student-Led Discussion Build Complex Understandings of Psychology Concepts (Discussion Rubric based on Community of Inquiry Research)

Creating a Scalable Online Orientation to Better Prepare Online Students for Success (Optional orientation for students about online courses)

TADL: Ensuring Faculty Competencies in the 3D’s of Online Course Delivery (Best Practices in Faculty Preparation for Online Teaching)