As additional online and blended courses are offered as a means to provide greater CSU student access to educational opportunities, it is critical to define quality online teaching and learning, as well as to determine how to assess it and make desired improvements. There are many skeptics who question the quality of online teaching and therefore it is necessary to identify how to prepare instructors to effectively teach online or blended courses. In commitment to quality, the CSU offers multiples services and resources to faculty and students regarding: Instructional Quality; Universal Design for Learning/Accessibility, and; Academic Integrity. CSU Quality Assurance efforts are resulting in a significant and growing number of faculty and staff to: complete training in exemplary online practices; become certified reviewers of online courses, and/or; have their fully online courses certified as meeting established quality standards. In addition, the CSU Student Quality Assurance Impact Research (SQuAIR) project is determining the impact of these activities on student success.
To accommodate the growing demand for training across the CSU in training, the CSU Academic Technology Services is providing training to support campus needs for training. See below a screenshot by campus of April-August CSU campus enrollments in our Quality Assurance trainings.
CSU QA Trainings Completed
|Quality Assurance Courses||Number Completed|
|Teaching Effectively Online*||4,306|
|Peer Reviewer Certification**||618|
*Teaching Effectively Online includes: “Introduction to Teaching Online Using QLT,” “Teaching Online – Introduction to Online Delivery (QM),” “Applying the QM Rubric,” “Designing your Blended Course (QM),” “Improving your Online Course (QM),” “Designing your Online Course (QM), Standards 2-6 & 8 (QM), ” Teaching Online Certificate Workshops (QM), ,” Facilitator Certifications (QM; APPQMR & IYOC), Course Review Managers (QM), Campus-Hosted QA trainings that are 8 or more hours
**Peer Reviewer Certification includes: “Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Instrument,” “Peer Reviewer Certification (QM),” “Master Reviewer Certification (QM)