Interactive Version of OSCQR Added to OLC Quality Scorecard
The new digital interactive OSCQR rubric and dashboard were launched today at the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate conference in New Orleans. We’d like to thank OLC for adopting OSCQR and giving him a national home and audience as one of their online quality scorecards, and for giving us the opportunity to partner with them on this next generation of the digital interactive OSCQR rubric and dashboard.
In any partnership there are benefits on both sides – and for us It has been extremely gratifying to have OLC recognize SUNY’s efforts in the area of online course quality, and to have OLC support to take these digital tools to the next level. It has also been very rewarding to have the opportunity to introduce the national and international OLC community to OSCQR.
We thank and recognize the Open SUNY Course Supports work group made up of Open SUNY+ wave 1 campus volunteers for contributions to the initial version and development of the rubric and dashboard. Thanks also to all the SUNY campuses, instructors, and staff who have embraced OSCQR and the online course review and refresh process, and who are ever willing to provide input and feedback to help us continuously refine our understanding of their needs, and improve the functionality of the tools, resources, and processes we provide.
Access to the new online interactive resources are available to every SUNY campus via the OLC institutional memberships provided by Open SUNY COTE and the CPD.
Read more about it: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/oscqrquality/
- The new interactive rubric and dashboard were developed by OLC, in consultation with Open SUNY COTE and assistance from campus volunteer beta testers.
- 30 faculty and staff from SUNY campuses volunteered to beta test the OLC-developed tools.
- The new platform is more stable, has expanded analytics, and makes it easier to add additional rubrics/scorecards.
- The new interactive rubric has been improved with additional explanations, examples and citations.
- Access to the Google Drive-based OSCQR rubric and dashboard continues uninterrupted.
- The OSCQR rubric has a creative commons license and will always be available at no cost.
- There will continue to be SUNY community involvement and opportunities for collaboration with OLC to lead, improve, and maintain OSCQR.
An orientation to the new tools is being planned, and we will keep you posted on dates/times. If you have any questions, please ContactCOTE@suny.edu.
Our system-level membership in OLC provides institutional membership in OLC to each of our 64 SUNY institutions. We are thrilled to be working with OLC and excited about our continued partnership and collaboration on the OSCQR rubric and dashboard, and on other programs like the Online Instructional designer certificate program. Thanks OLC for helping us in our mission to cultivate, support, and promote system-wide excellence in online teaching and learning.