The Course Design Review focuses on how instructional design and pedagogical best practices can be applied to online or blended/hybrid courses.
This research-based course review and enhancement model was developed to offer a team approach to the continuous improvement of online courses. Faculty work with Buffalo State instructional designers and faculty members with experience designing and delivering online and hybrid courses to ensure best practice in pedagogy and instructional design.
The course design review process uses Buffalo State's customized version of the Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric. Faculty representatives from each of Buffalo State's colleges developed this version of the OSCQR rubric to reflect the needs of Buffalo State faculty, students, and courses.
Course Design Review Process
Who can request a Course Design Review?
This process is available to all instructors, whether you are new to online or blended/hybrid teaching, or if you have online teaching experience. The Course Design Review process will provide you with a support team to ensure continuous improvement in course design and accessibility.
Request a Course Design Review
If you are interested in submitting a course for review, or if you would like more information, please complete the Course Design Review request form.
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