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Introduction: Instructional Design and Teaching Standards are many. How do we apply these standards to an institutional culture? How do we customize these standards so that they can be applied directly to an institution or a corporate environment?
Every corporate or educational institution is unique. Learning and training requirements are also unique to a place. In order to evaluate the quality of the learning/training materials, certain standards need to be applied.
Challenge: Standards like QM (Quality Matters), Kirpatrick, UDL (Universal design for Learning) and many more can become generic if not customized. Sometimes one set of standards do not suffice the needs of a learning environment.
Solution: What happens when you combine them, tweak them and spin them off for a particular institution? You get a learning and context-driven Evaluation Rubric that is unique to the institution. In this project, I was in-charge of creating such a rubric.
Design Features: The following are the main workflow processes:
- Utilize standards provided by UDL.
- Utilize standards provided by Quality Matters.
- Create a course design template on the LMS (learning management system).
- Create the rubric informed by the above three elements.
- Provide support links (for example links to the specific UDL criteria and links to the LMS Support Center webpage) under each criteria that show why the criteria is needed and how it can be implements.
This evaluation rubric has been modified for hybrid, online as well as face-to-face teaching and course administration. These is user-centric as well as activity-centric design approach.