QOLT - Quality Online Learning and Teaching
The Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) program was developed to assist faculty, faculty developers, and instructional designers to more effectively design hybrid and online courses. In addition, the QOLT program was developed to recognize and share exemplary practices in CSU hybrid-online courses.
QOLT has been designed to assist three important aspects of quality online education:
- Create a useful evaluation tool that can help faculty develop quality hybrid/online courses
- Identify exemplary practices for teaching and learning through online courses
- Recognize faculty, programs, and campuses that are creating quality online courses
QOLT includes detailed;assessment instruments; for hybrid and online courses. These instruments and their evaluation rubrics can be used by the instructor to perform a self-evaluation, by a colleague or staff member (e.g., Instructional Designer) to perform a peer-evaluation, or by students to give feedback on the course effectiveness from their perspective. QOLT supports the development of new courses, as well as the enhancement of existing courses.
Another quality assurance resource through CSU Academic Technology Services is a partnership with;Quality Matters; (QM). CSU campuses receive a discount to this subscription service, which provides a rubric and a process for improvement of online courses. In addition, staff or faculty may attend QM training, have their courses evaluated and QM certified, or train to become evaluators.
Call for Participation
Click here to learn more about participating in the CSU QOLT program.