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NEW Workshop: Improving Your Online Course (11/18 from 9 AM – 1 PM)

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The “Improving Your Online Course” workshop explores the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online and blended courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own courses and develop a course improvement plan.

The content is based on the 21 essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric. Participants come away with a plan for course improvement, so enrolling in the workshop with an online or blended course with a pre-developed course is required.

Space is limited.
Register early via UT Online’s EventBrite Registration Page.

Upon completion of this QM training, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters
  • Apply the essential Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric to your own online course
  • Describe the alignment of at leat one module/unit in your online course
  • Prioitize improvements to your online course

Participants must arrive on time and stay for the duration of the workshop in order to earn a Certificate of Completion.

Prerequisites: 
An online or blended course to improve. (This workshop is not for faculty looking to build a course from scratch.)

What should I bring?
Please bring a completed online or blended course ready to review during the workshop. An IYOC Workshop folder will be provided, including the 5th Edition of the QM Rubric.

Location:
The workshop will be held in Memorial Field House, Room 1060. The Memorial Field House is located in the northwest corner of UT’s Main Campus.

Questions?
Contact Phoebe Ballard, director of instructional design and development, at phoebe.ballard@utoledo.edu or 419-530-4379.


Competency Based Education: Separating Fact from Fiction

Date: September 30, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 11:00 am
Location: Rocket Hall Room 1530

Presented by: Matthew Pellish of the Education Advisory Board (EAB)
Hosted by: UT Online


About the Session:

Most are saying that yesterday’s hottest trend, the MOOC, is no longer in vogue. But now higher education has turned its attention to the next potential disruption: competency-based education (CBE). As with MOOCs, the hope is the CBE will lower costs, increase access, and improve outcomes – and the fear is that those who don’t adopt it will lose relevance and market share if new programs scale quickly. Higher education leaders are asking how fast and how far their institutions should venture into CBE. This presentation clarifies predominant myths about CBE, identifies lessons learned by early practitioners, and discusses what criteria to consider when deciding whether to launch CBE or another type of personalized learning program.

In this session, members will learn:

  • Industry standard definitions for competency-based education and prior learning assessment
  • Common misconceptions about competency-based education
  • Recent trends in personalized learning
  • Specific costs and risks that must be incorporated into new program implementation plans

**Please RSVP to Tyna Derhay: RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE!**

 

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About the Presenter: Matthew Pellish is the Senior Director of Strategic Research and Education and a national meeting speaker with the Education Advisory Board (EAB). In this capacity, he is responsible for the creation and delivery of strategic and custom research on such industry-spanning topics as higher education business models, online efficiency and effectiveness engagements, career services, social media and marketing, campus IT services, and the future of academic libraries.


NCAT Fall 2013 Course Redesign Webinar Series

NCAT has launched a new series of free webinars. Each hour-long webinar features an NCAT Redesign Scholar, the project leader of a highly successful course redesign, describing the redesign project with a particular focus on its distinguishing characteristics. After a presentation, the lead faculty member is available to answer questions and provide additional specifics about the redesign.

Each of our spring 2013 webinars reached maximum registration well before they were offered.  Each hour-long webinar will occur at 1 pm eastern time:

  • September 10, 2013: Redesigning the developmental math program at Northwest-Shoals Community College presented by Crystal Ingle, featuring modularization and mastery learning.
  • October 8, 2013: Redesigning American History and European History at the State University of New York at Potsdam presented by Jim German, featuring the effective use of undergraduate learning assistants.
  • November 19, 2013: Redesigning Principles of Chemistry at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore presented by Jennifer Hearne, featuring active engagement in science education at a historically black institution.  
  • December 10, 2013: Redesigning statistics at Niagara County Community College presented by Dan Miller, featuring the transferability of a statistics redesign to developmental math.

Registration is required, but there is no registration fee. To register, go tohttp://www.theNCAT.org/Webinars/2013Webinars.html. Recordings of the Spring 2013 webinars are also available.