Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Offering a History Course Online - http://blogs.wichita.edu/idtgroup/offering-a-history-course-online/
Online Instructor Training Videos
New Faculty Training from IDT - http://blogs.wichita.edu/idtgroup/introducing-new-faculty-trainingsupport-from-idt/
Badge Courses at Wichita State University
Let's Play - http://blogs.wichita.edu/idtgroup/lets-play/
Quality Assurance Standards
While they can be frustrating and feel restrictive, Quality Assurance Standards also help to provide guidance to ensure quality in courses. Quality Matters is one such program. The QM rubric has a list of 43 standards that courses are encouraged to meet. Though courses do not have to meet all of these standards in order to receive Quality Matters Certification, they are required to meet a significant number of them and to pass the standards with at least 85% or above. Multiple “Course Reviewers” will review the course and determine which standards are meet and which are not. The reviewer is encouraged to provide clear feedback with examples and recommendations for how to improve or how to meet the standard if it is not yet met. I have been on two official reviews and while the courses are not perfect, both of them did obtain certification. WSU Barton School of Business Professor Dr. John Perry recently received Quality Matters certification of his MGMT 681 course. This not only demonstrates the quality of the course, but also the quality and dedication of the professor. It is not super easy to meet these standards, it entails a good amount of work and effort. Quality Assurance Programs successfully raise the bar for what is considered a quality education.