Archive for January, 2016
Where: 100% Online via Moodle
When: April 4 – 15, 2016
About the Workshop
This workshop will explore the Quality Matters project and processes and prepare you to be part of an initiative that positively impacts the design of online and blended courses, and ultimately, student learning and success.
Quality Matters (QM) is designed to improve the quality of online and blended courses by establishing a peer-reviewed quality assurance review process. In this workshop, 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. After successfully completing this workshop, you will gain practical ideas to improve your own courses using QM Rubric Standards, and be eligible to take the online Peer Reviewer Certification course.
Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Identify the underlying principles of QM.
- 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.
Participants should expect to spend approximately 7-8 hours per week in this two week, asynchronous workshop. Participants have the flexibility to complete the learning activities at any time throughout the duration of the workshop; however, there is a firm end date and deadline of completion by 11:59 PM on the last day of the workshop. To get a sense of the course schedule and grading policies, please read the abbreviated workshop syllabus.
The registration/cancellation deadline is Thursday, March 31. 2016. To register for the course, please visit our online registration page. For more information about QM, visit the UT Online website and the Quality Matters section housed in our Faculty Resource Center, or email UTLV@utoledo.edu. More sessions of this workshop are available to faculty members; please check out the Ohio QM Consortium training calendar for registration information.
Save the Date! UT Online is proud to host the 4th Ohio Quality Matters (QM) Consortium’s Annual Member Meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2016. The Annual Member Meeting will be a day of hands-on information sessions focusing on Quality Matters initiatives. There will also be time and opportunities for networking with your peers from around the state. This meeting is free to consortium members. Breakfast and lunch are included in the day’s activities.