Professional Development
Great Expectations: The Process of Developing a Course Prototype Prior to a Final Quality Review
With a higher expectation of quality in online courses, our department has found great success in implementing a standard prototype phase into the course development process. This allows developers to conceptualize and build a small portion of the course and conduct a review using the QM Rubric to catch potential quality issues/concerns before continuing development of the course. This session explores the prototype development, prototype review its impact on the quality of our online courses. 
Learning Objectives:
Recognize the importance of assessing quality standards early in a course development process.
Distinguish where within their online course developments a prototype review could be beneficial.
Identify how a prototype development and review aligns with developing a quality course.
Intended Audience: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Audience: Knowledge Level
New to QM
Experienced with QM
Alana Elkins, Learning Designer, University of South Florida
I received my B.A. in English Lit. and my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida and am currently working on my Ed.D at USF. I was a high school English teacher for five years before I started teaching myself Instructional Design tools and strategies. I've been an LD with USF since 2016. In my spare time, I love trying new restaurants, watching TV, and traveling with my husband and kids.