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CAH Online and Hybrid Standards

Various areas of help at the CWu multimodal CenterMultimodal Learning at CWU embraces the opportunities afforded by multimodal learning, using innovative technologies to offer increased access to educational resources, address multiple ways of learning, prepare students to live and work in our new information society, and instill a passion for life-long learning.

The Office of Multimodal Learning supports faculty, students, and staff in:

  • Online Learning degree programs and courses
  • Distance Education courses at the Ellensburg campus and University Centers
  • Multimodal Education Center for teaching and learning with technology

 

Checklist for Department Approval of Online and Hybrid Courses and Instructors
Instructor Qualifications:

 An Instructional Designer in the Multimodal Learning Center has been consulted within the course development process.
 Course Syllabus has been reviewed and approved by the department curriculum committee/Department Chair.
 The course is determined to be appropriate for online/hybrid class by the department curriculum committee/Department Chair.
 The learning outcomes of the course are clearly stated and are the same as the in-person class.
 The course meets the current university definition of an online or hybrid course:

5-50-060 Curriculum Rules for Implementation (CWU Policy):

(B) Hybrid or Online Courses - The credit hours awarded for a given course or academic experience must be reasonably equivalent to the standard of 3 hours of combined classroom instruction and student work per credit hour for a 10 week quarter. These hours may consist of course activities including, but not limited to:
• Face-to-face course meetings
• Virtual course meetings or student-instructor and student-student interactions
• Time to read/view assigned texts or other assigned materials
• Experiential learning activities consistent with the learning objectives of the course
• Synthesis/processing/reflection time and activities (may be used for writing or production of creative work which may take many forms including but not limited to journals, formal papers, projects, blogs, art, music, etc.)

 The instructor has submitted a syllabus that includes a course calendar for the department curriculum committee/Department Chair approval.

Course Approval:

 An Instructional Designer in the Multimodal Learning Center has been consulted within the course development process.
 Course Syllabus has been reviewed and approved by the department curriculum committee/Department Chair.
 The course is determined to be appropriate for online/hybrid class by the department curriculum committee/Department Chair.
 The learning outcomes of the course are clearly stated and are the same as the in-person class.
 The course meets the current university definition of an online or hybrid course:

Hybrid (WE): Course that blends online and face-to-face delivery. A proportion of the contact hours take place online to deliver content and facilitate interaction, with a corresponding reduction in face-to-face meetings. (1% to 74% scheduled contact hours online).

Online (WW): Course where most or all of the regularly scheduled contact hours take place online. If the course requires face-to-face meetings (for example, proctored exams) or regularly scheduled synchronous online meetings, these meetings must be identified in the course details notes in MyCWU. (75% to 100% scheduled contact hours online).

Any course that reduces the number of face-to-face class sessions must be listed as a hybrid (WE) or online (WW) in the proposed schedule of classes


Resources

CWU Mulitmodal Learning Center

University of Florida's NETIQUETTE GUIDE FOR ONLINE COURSES

 

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