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Quality Blended Programs – Deploying a New Quality Scorecard

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Presenter(s)
Kaye Shelton (Lamar University, USA)
Karen Pedersen (Online Learning Consortium, USA)
Session Information
October 14, 2015 - 12:45pm
Track: 
Institutional Strategies & Innovations
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Theory/Conceptual Framework
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Information Session
Location: 
Asia 3
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Session: 
Concurrent Session 2
Abstract

Interested in program quality but the OLC Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs wasn’t quite the right fit. OLC has listened and we’re building out a series of scorecards designed to align with today’s learning environments. This session will explore the research methodology resulting in a new scorecard that can apply to blended or digitally enhanced programs on your campus. 

Extended Abstract

OLC recognizes that the learning environment today is multi-faceted and evolving. To this end, OLC continues to develop tools and resources to aid higher education leaders and faculty members in assessing program quality. Steeped in the quality literature, this new scorecard showcases key indicators of quality for blended or digitally enabled programs. The line between in-classroom courses/programs and online courses/programs continues to blur as faculty adopt digital courseware solutions to transform the learning environment. OLC wants to provide the tools you need to push the boundaries. 

Lead Presenter
Kaye Shelton

Kaye Shelton, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the College of Education's Center for Doctoral Studies at Lamar University. Previously as the Dean of Online Education for Dallas Baptist University, she led the development and ongoing operations of their online education programs with over 55 majors and degrees offered fully online. She is certified as an online instructor, teaching online since 1999, and also an online education consultant. Her education includes an M.S. in Education emphasizing Online Teaching and Learning from California State University-East Bay and a PhD in Educational Leadership (Higher Education) from the University of Nebraska. She has published numerous articles and chapters in the field of online education, including a book entitled An Administrator's Guide to Online Education. Winner of two exemplary online course awards, a Sloan-C Effective Practice award and the John R. Bourne award for her research on the Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Education Programs, the NCPEA Morphet Dissertation award, and 2014 CITE award, she has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops, regarding the creation of an online education program and the best practices for teaching online and faculty support. She has also served as an adviser regarding online education programs for several peer institutions. Dr. Shelton has been a mentor with the Sloan-C teaching certificate program since its inception and teaches workshops on the Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Education Programs.

  
Karen PedersenDr. Karen Pedersen recently stepped into the role as Chief Knowledge Officer for the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). Prior to joining OLC, Pedersen served as the Associate Vice President for Extended Campuses at Northern Arizona University. In this role she was responsible for leading a system-wide enrollment management transformation as well as managing marketing, technology, and academic operations. Previously, she served as the Vice President for Professional Studies at Southwestern College (Kansas) for eleven years. Her responsibilities included envisioning and building an online program from the ground up (including seeking regional accreditation approval) and launching over 25 innovative online programs. Additionally, Pedersen had responsibility for expanding military partnerships, engaging in strategic infrastructure projects, as well as positioning the institution in an enrollment growth trajectory. Pedersen also held the academic associate dean and dean roles at Upper Iowa University’s Extended University. In these roles she was responsible for curriculum development, resolving academic issues, supporting learner success, as well as faculty hiring, training, and evaluation. She also built the foundations for an online operation and traveled internationally to develop partnerships in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia while at UIU. Prior to starting her administrative career, Pedersen served as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Pedersen holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a doctor of philosophy degree from Oklahoma State University. She has been active with the OLC Quality Scorecard, deploying it at two institutions and serving as an OLC instructor and reviewer.