Welcome to the Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI)

California State University, Chico's first strategic priority is "...to develop high-quality learning environments both inside and outside the classroom." The Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI) is a tool that can be used to create or evaluate the design of a fully online or blended course.  The rubric is designed to answer the question, "What does high-quality online instruction look like?"

The ROI can be applied to any course with online elements. It represents a developmental process for online course design rather than a guide to make curriculum or technology choices. The ROI was constructed to promote course assessment based on University expectations, to guide course redesign using instructional design principles, and to recognize instructors who have developed expertise in online instruction.

The ROI was developed by a consortium of CSU, Chico educators who wished to build and share a tool to assist in the design and evaluation of online or blended courses.  Through Creative Commons (CC) licensing, the ROI can be applied, adapted, or adopted to any course that uses a learning management system.  Educators may use and modify any or all parts of the ROI in accordance with the terms of the CC license. 

This site showcases examples of high-quality courses, each of which have received the exemplary online instruction award based on the ROI and given by the CSU, Chico Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT).  The Exemplary Online Instruction (EOI) pages underscore CSU, Chico's commitment to high-quality learning environments and its support and recognition of the faculty members who create them.

The Rubric for Online Instruction

Exemplary Online Instruction (EOI)

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