Course Design Review
UNO Course Design Reviews
At the request of UNO faculty, the Office of Digital Learning has launched a course design review process. This process is designed for faculty who are seeking an optional review of a course which utilizes the Learning Management System (typically fully online courses, but also open to faculty teaching face-to-face or hybrid courses within Canvas). The main components of this review include digital course organization/layout/design, digital course accessibility, and feedback on digital course assessments linking to student learning outcomes. By requesting a course design review, faculty are seeking feedback and suggestions about strategies to improve the flow and design of their digital course materials. Faculty can consider this feedback and implement only the suggestions they choose to implement. The course design review process is confidential between the Instructional Designer in UNO’s Office of Digital Learning completing the review and the faculty member requesting the review.
UNO staff completing reviews include:
- Kristin Bradley, MS – Instructional Design and Technology Specialist
firstname.lastname@example.org – 402.554.6364
Kristin has a Masters degree in Instructional Design and regularly teaches online undergraduate Graphic Design courses. Kristin has previously worked at Bellevue University and is Quality Matters certified.
- Erin King, MA – Instructional Design and Technology Specialist
email@example.com – 402.554.3140
Erin has a Masters degree and Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and has been working at UNO since 2001.
- Rick Murch-Shafer, MS – Lead Instructional Technologist
firstname.lastname@example.org – 402.554.3539
Rick has Masters and Bachelors degrees in Geology and Music Education, and over 19 years of experience working within Instructional Technology. Rick has previously worked at Creighton University, Iowa Western Community College and Buena Vista University, and is Quality Matters certified.
There are two nationally-recognized instruments for guiding digital course design: Quality Matters and OSCQR. UNO has adopted OSCQR due to its usability and open-source access. The OSCQR-inspired rubric that the Digital Learning team will use to review your course is provided on the following pages. More information about OSCQR here: http://oscqr.org/