Design of an Online Technical Communication Course Using the Open SUNY Online Course Quality Rubric
Stam, Kathryn; Thesis Advisor
Lizardi, Ryan; Second Reader
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Subjecttechnical communication; online course; Open SUNY Online Quality Course Review Rubric; OSCQR; evaluation; assessment; educational effectiveness
This project is a one-semester, online technical communication class for undergraduates at a four-year university. The audience includes students who are taking the class to learn about writing but who generally have majors unrelated to technical communication. The online class will use best practices in course delivery and will support a constructivist theory of learning, based on peer-to-peer, as well as peer-to-instructor, interaction. Writing and communication best practices will make extensive use of revision based on peer and instructor review. Importantly, this design of the class will make use of the Open SUNY Online Course Quality Review (OSCQR) Rubric and Process (“About OSCQR,” n.d.). The intent of this project is to deliver a live product that can be accessed through the Internet and used out of box with little revision almost immediately. A representative, functional Moodle class will be available at https://brierleynet.com, and this will be ready for roll-out before the fall 2019 semester.
A thesis project presented to the Department of Communications and Information Design, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science Degree.