Guest post from Dan Lake. Creators of online learning courses, whether professional designers or practicing instructors, are always looking for professional development materials and for good models of practice upon which to base their own efforts. Blackboard.com has created nice tutorial materials at the On Demand Learning Center. Here one can watch a series of narrated tutorials grouped into three categories:
- Understanding the Blackboard environment and Building a Course;
- Communicating and Collaborating; and
- Assessing Learners.
- A model rubric that can be employed by anyone wanting to judge the quality in an online learning environment; and
- a cadre of reviewers who use this rubric to give unbiased and professional responses to instructors and developers wishing to know the quality of their work.