Online Course Design Quality Assurance Standards

In an effort to improve student retention, the Online Course Design Quality Assurance Standards are provided to establish internal quality assurance guidelines for online and blended/hybrid courses as well as to further establish a culture of quality in online education at the university. The standards are developed from nationally recognized, research-based online course design review standards with a goal of promoting and assisting faculty with the development of quality online courses at UA Little Rock.

There are three internal levels of quality:

Bronze – established through use of the UA Little Rock Default template (all courses)

Silver – Minimum standard of quality expected for all online courses

Gold – Internal level of excellence in online (Meets 23 Quality Matters Essential standards)

View the chart to learn more about the criteria.

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