The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has released their rubric for assessing online courses: Checklist for Evaluating Online Courses. The SREB is an educational technology cooperative in Atlanta, GA.
This description is from the introduction:
This checklist is based on the SREB report Standards for Quality Online Courses and is designed to assist states and schools in determining the quality and effectiveness of online courses. It is suggested that each course be rated on the extent to which it meets the criteria, with 3 indicating that a course does not meet the criteria and 1 indicating that it does. This evaluation is key to ensuring that online courses provide students with access to quality instruction and resources.
The rubric is available here, or here.
The Southern Regional Education Board has released its Standards for Quality Online Courses, which provides the structure of their online course rubric (available here). From the Introduction: “The SREB publication Standards for Quality Online Teaching outlines 11 standards states can use to guide academic preparation, content knowledge, online skills and delivery, and other elements of quality online teaching. As a companion report, this publication examines the essential components of quality online courses in the context of today’s learners and the increased emphasis on accountability. It also addresses the need for state-level policies regarding online course quality.”
The booklet is available here, or here.