The University of Nebraska Online provides a number of resources dedicated to supporting online education. Here you will find resources for faculty and staff, from how to offer a new online program to our annual professional development symposium to our award-winning, custom-built dashboard for state authorization information.
- Offering a New Online Program
- Best Practices for Electronically Offered Degree and Certificate Programs
- Board of Regents Policy 4.4 Intellectual Property
- Magna Online Seminars: Teaching Online vs. F2F: 15 Differences That Affect Learning
- 10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching
- Quality Assurance Guide
- Syllabus Guide
- System-wide Memberships
- State Authorization Dashboard (secure login)
- Annual Reports
University of Nebraska Online
Launched in 2010, the University of Nebraska Online is a university-wide initiative with the primary goal of providing increased access to education for Nebraska residents, and to people throughout the world. NU Online brings together the online programs offered by the four campuses of the University of Nebraska into one comprehensive website and strategy.
NU Online works closely with the NU campuses to:
The University of Nebraska High School (UNHS) serves Nebraska schools and students across the state. By using UNHS courses, local schools extend their curriculum offerings while keeping students in their communities, enrolled in local schools and on the path to graduation. The University of Nebraska High School is committed to its strategic purpose and direction, which is to serve students anytime anywhere with a high quality, college prep high school curriculum. UNHS is a special purpose school under Nebraska Rule 10. Rule 10 governs accreditation of schools - same authority and responsibilities as public schools under Rule 10 including awarding academic credits and high school diplomas.
Quality Assurance Guide
Structuring a Course for Online Delivery
The purpose of this checklist is to give a new (or veteran) faculty member a roadmap for the development of an online course. The checklist covers four main areas: Course Overview, Content, Interaction, and Navigation.
This checklist is the culmination of work done by the Online Instructional Design and Faculty Support Community of Practice. Community of Practice members represent each of the four University of Nebraska campuses. The process used to develop this tool began with a review of online course quality checklists from both national sources and our own campuses. Feedback solicited from faculty across the campuses was used to develop the instrument below (see Quality Assurance Checklist link). The Online Steering Committee has endorsed this checklist as a tool for faculty members on all campuses, and requested that the guide be made available to all U of N faculty.
The Instructional Design and Faculty Support Community of Practice intends to review this instrument on a yearly basis to ensure that it reflects current agreed upon standards of quality.
The Quality Assurance checklist does not supplant the guidance provided by campus Instructional Designers; it is intended to serve as an advanced organizer, a reference for review, etc. We encourage faculty to enlist further guidance from campus Instructional Designers, especially for anyone moving a course to a distance educational delivery for the first time.
Please contact the following for Instructional Design support:
Quality Assurance Checklist
The University of Nebraska Online seeks to identify and support the online strengths and efforts of each individual University of Nebraska campus. We work closely with representatives from each campus, operating as an advocate for strategy in online education at NU.
The purpose of this syllabus guide is to help ensure that faculty include content on their syllabi that is essential for college and university staff to be able to determine transferability of course credit. It is also designed to help students experience some consistency.
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