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What is RSI?

Regular and Substantive Interaction

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Learn more about the federal requirements for online and hybrid courses including "regular and substantive interaction."  We will review the 4 different elements of RSI and how to meet the regulation.

You will leave the session with concrete strategies implemented in your online and hybrid courses. Bonus! You will also complete the orientation for OSCQR rubric level 1 and will register for an individual consultation and feedback session with an instructional designer from the Online Learning and Technology.

Multiple Dates and Times
  •  Weds, Jul 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Mon, Jul 15, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Tues, Jul 23, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Thurs, Jul 25, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Why is it Critical That You Learn OSCQR?

Online courses are heavily regulated by federal, state and accrediting bodies. The pace of change and innovation in early online education outpaced accrediting bodies and the government. To make up that difference, since 2010, federal and state regulations have been added specifically for online education. As part of CCRI's Online Learning Policy, the effectiveness and quality of online courses should be evaluated regularly as required by NECHE.  In addition, as a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), CCRI has committed to abide by a set of shared guidelines for course quality and accessibility. The DOE released new rulemaking for online education in 2019 and 2021 which set a framework for online education called "regular substantive interactions (RSI)."

Read 7 Things You Should Know About RSI

The OSCQR rubric meets all of the above legislation, regulation and accreditation standards. The OSCQR rubric does not evaluate the instructor but the instructional design and organization of the course. OSCQR is designed as a reflective process in which the instructor and instructional designer work closely together to outline improvements.

Interested in an OSCQR Review? Read more about the Course Design Review process at CCRI.