OSCQR Webinar Series
OSCQR evaluation is the next step for your course after EPTO. OSCQR will help identify where your online courses may need updates to meet federal, state and NECHE regulations.
Webinars are complete.
OSCQR Level 1 YouTube Playlist
Why is it Critical That You Use OSCQR?
Online courses are heavily regulated by federal, state and accrediting bodies. The pace of change and innovation in early online education outpaced accrediting bodies and the government. To make up that difference, since 2010, federal and state regulations have been added specifically for online education. As part of CCRI's Online Learning Policy, the effectiveness and quality of online courses should be evaluated regularly as required by NECHE. In addition, as a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), CCRI has committed to abide by a set of shared guidelines for course quality and accessibility. The DOE released new rulemaking for online education in 2019 and 2021 which set a framework for online education called "regular substantive interactions (RSI)."
The OSCQR rubric meets all of the above legislation, regulation and accreditation standards. The OSCQR rubric does not evaluate the instructor but the instructional design and organization of the course. OSCQR is designed as a reflective process in which the instructor and instructional designer work closely together to outline improvements.