Are your courses exemplary? What does it take to create an engaging, effective course? The Exemplary Course Program (ECP), with its peer and expert review processes, can provide valuable insights. ECP began in 2000 with the goal of identifying and disseminating best practices for designing engaging online courses. The core of the program is the Exemplary Course Rubric, which defines key characteristics of high quality courses within the framework of Course Design, Interaction and Collaboration, Assessment, and Learner Support. Thousands of instructors, teachers, and designers have used ECP to evaluate and improve their courses with recognized best practices.
The Blackboard Exemplary Course Program and our new ECP Community are now open for collaboration and course reviews all year! Join course reviewers and those who have achieved exemplary ECP status as we focus on the importance of quality in course design. We will discuss the principles that are the pillars of the ECP rubric; the impact of exemplary course design on the learning experience; and how ECP and its rubric can be used for individual course improvement, faculty training, and professional development. Exemplary status achievers will show best practices in their courses.