Instructional Design

Virtual Instructor Certificate Program

The Virtual Instructor Certificate Program (VICP) is an online continuing education program for teachers, facilitators, paraprofessionals and administrators who support or teach students participating in online courses or online supplemental instruction through the Texas Virtual School Network. It is aligned with the national standards for quality online teaching established by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning. The program is structured around 11 topics that pertain to the effective development and delivery of instruction in an online environment.

Quality Matters

Quality Matters™ (QM) is recognized world wide as an inter-institutional peer review process that utilizes a research based set of standards known as the QM Rubric to assess the quality of the design of an online course. There are currently 600 subscribers in 45 states as well as several countries outside the U.S. Research indicates that the QM process and QM Rubric are effective in producing quality online courses.