Online course Peer Review promotes quality course designOnline and hybrid course at South Central College go through a peer review process before they are made available to students.
What is peer review?
Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar skill to the producers of the work. It is a form of self-regulation by experienced online faculty to faculty. Peer review methods are employed to maintain standards of quality, improve performance, and provide credibility.
Peer review of an online or hybrid course involves 3 online instructors. The 3 peer reviewers access the course to be reviewed in the student role. Peer reviewers provide feedback by utilizing a rubric that is based on the Instructional Design Tips for Online Instruction as developed by Joan Van Duzer. Over time we also have integrated elements of the Quality Matters rubric. Our peer review rubric assists in determining a score, and provides opportunity to provide the developer of the course feedback as an annotation. These annotations are extremely useful to the course developer in improving the design of their course. The rubric continues to evolve, as the Online Education Committee will align it with the Quality Matters rubric.
SCC peer review rubric categories:1. Learner Support & Resources
Courses peer reviewed July 1, 2012 – April 2013COMP 1120 Foundations of Computing