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Applying the QM Rubric Workshop

Friday, October 3, 2014
9:00am – 4:00pm
Memorial Field House, Room 1060
Lunch will be provided

This workshop will explore the Quality Matters Project and Processes and will prepare you to be part of an initiative that positively impacts the design of online/blended courses and ultimately, student learning and success.

QM is designed to improve the quality of online and blended courses by establishing a peer-reviewed quality assurance review process. You will become familiar with the Quality Matters standards and participate in a practice peer course review of an online course using the review tools. Participants in this hands-on workshop can be online/blended instructors, instructional designers, and/or faculty members & faculty developers. After successfully completing this workshop, you will be eligible to move into the Online Peer Reviewer Certification. In addition, you will gain ideas to improve your own courses using the QM Standards.

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify the underlying principles of QM. (Recognize key QM underlying principles and concepts.)
  • Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.
  • Apply the 5th QM Rubric to review online courses.
  • Make decisions on whether the SPCH 1113 course meets selected QM Rubric standards.
  • Apply the concept of alignment.
  • Write helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.

Registration is free for all UT faculty. You can register online at https://utdl.edu/DL_training/#ApplyingtheQualityMattersRubric(Wholedayworkshop) (you need to validate yourself using your UTAD information and phone number on the top of the registration page).

Registration/cancellation deadline is Friday, September 26, 2014. For more information about QM please visit Learning Ventures website and the Quality Matters section on our Faculty Resource Center.

More sessions of this workshop are available to our faculty members; please check out Ohio QM Consortium training calendar for registration information.