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Quality Online Initiatives

Online programs and course offerings have continued to grow rapidly at CPCC. In an effort to ensure quality and consistency in support of student success, tools and structures are being implemented.

With a focus on student success, a cross-college committee reviewed the research, best practices and effective online models and developed a series of recommendations for college-wide adoption.

  • The eLearning Minimum Course Standards serve as the foundation for the basic elements that should be present in all online courses.
  • The Navigation template builds on a Universal Design principle that ensures that the structure for the course is consistent and eliminates the burden for students to learn a new navigation process for every course they are taking in any given semester.
  • The Core Course is a course developed by full time faculty in collaboration with eLearning that is the basis for building all sections of that course. All Core Courses include the Navigation template and the eLearning Minimum Course Standards. This model provides a common structure and consistent outcomes in a manner that facilitates student success in the online course.

 

The eLearning Minimum Course Standards checklist should already be a tool that all faculty teaching online use to ensure the minimum requirements are in place. The navigation template and the Core Course model are being implemented in phases. For specifics please view the implementation timeline.

    *NOTE: To be eligible to teach an online course for CPCC, a faculty member must show evidence of proficiency with one of our two Learning Management Systems and Online Pedagogy. Most often this is by completing the internal training offered.