Proposal Abstract

A five-member panel from Bainbridge College (GA) will discuss the challenges and potential rewards involved in implementing the institution's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which was developed in preparation for a recent SACS accreditation visit. The QEP is a comprehensive approach to enhancing online learning at Bainbridge College. Careful assessment of the QEP's proposed outcomes will be crucial as the college immerses itself in a culture of evidence and moves toward the ideal of a learning-centered institution. Consistent application of both direct and indirect measures of learning outcomes will be necessary to determine “success” in those courses. But how best to negotiate the complex challenges of creating a viable assessment plan where none currently exists? The panel will invite audience participation in brainstorming assessment and implementation techniques. Attendees should come away from the session with ideas and strategies that will enhance their home institution's online learning programs.

Location

Room 1908

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 11th, 11:00 AM Mar 11th, 11:45 AM

Enhance, Engage, Evolve: Challenges, Rewards, and the Culture of Evidence in Online Learning

Room 1908

A five-member panel from Bainbridge College (GA) will discuss the challenges and potential rewards involved in implementing the institution's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which was developed in preparation for a recent SACS accreditation visit. The QEP is a comprehensive approach to enhancing online learning at Bainbridge College. Careful assessment of the QEP's proposed outcomes will be crucial as the college immerses itself in a culture of evidence and moves toward the ideal of a learning-centered institution. Consistent application of both direct and indirect measures of learning outcomes will be necessary to determine “success” in those courses. But how best to negotiate the complex challenges of creating a viable assessment plan where none currently exists? The panel will invite audience participation in brainstorming assessment and implementation techniques. Attendees should come away from the session with ideas and strategies that will enhance their home institution's online learning programs.