Do you teach online and want to find ways to improve the design of your courses?
Consider learning about Quality Matters (QM), a well-known system for improving course design to facilitate effective learning. Vetted through the work of MATC’s Online Quality Council, a voluntary QM course review process is currently being piloted.
To learn more about QM, register for a free one-hour webinar to view on your own. The spring schedule is posted below – reserve your seat today!
Welcome to Pasta 401: Bring Your Appetite for Course Alignment
In this session, you’ll practice the fundamental process of designing a course with aligned learning objectives, assessments, and activities from “scratch.”
Preparing for a Formal QM Review: Comparing Three Models
In this moderated panel, QM Coordinators from three universities (New Mexico State, Texas A&M International, and Indiana) will compare and contrast how faculty and courses are prepared for QM course review.
Presented by: Indiana University; Indiana University Southeast; New Mexico State University; and Texas A&M International University
Do you teach online and want to find ways to improve the design of your courses? Consider learning about Quality Matters (QM), a well-known system for evaluating and improving online/blended course design to facilitate effective learning. Vetted through the work of MATC’s Online Quality Council, a voluntary QM course review process is currently being piloted.
A Brief Introduction to Quality Matters
QM concerns quality course design only – the forethought and planning that goes into developing an online or blended course. This is different and separate from standards for course delivery, the actual teaching of the course and interaction with students. A course design’s quality is evaluated using the QM Rubric, a set of standards that define 8 specific aspects of a quality online or blended course (see video playlist to learn more).
Free Webinar Offered on October 18th: Improving Both Design and Delivery
Join faculty from Portland Community College to explore the innovative way they use QM’s Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) workshop. Discover how faculty have benefited from the approach — including how they share and reflect on course design strategies, as well as best pedagogical practices for instructional delivery. Plus, learn how you can bring this approach to your institution and expand on your own IYOC experience with a flexible F2F component designed to promote effective online teaching strategies in addition to good course design. You’ll also gain an understanding of how you can fine-tune and the apply instructional improvement plans through instructor collaboration beyond the IYOC.
Their webinar schedule is listed below. Seats are limited, register today!
What to Do When We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know: Lessons Learned from QM Rookies
It’s hard to know what to do when we don’t know what we don’t know about implementing and maintaining Quality Matters at our institutions. Join three QM rookies for this discussion on implementation and sustainability of QM at their respective institutions. The presenters will share innovative ways to implement and maintain QM through best practices and life lessons.
The QM K-12 Rubric as a Course Development Roadmap
In this session we will explore strategies for applying the QM K-12 Rubric to the process of online course development. See how the development team at Michigan Virtual School used the QM K-12 Rubric and Annotations to increase course quality and development efficiency. First, we will present a process for developing institutional best practices by closely studying each Standard. Next, we will look at how to apply these practices to the development of course and lesson templates. Sample templates will be provided and participants will be encouraged to share their own best practices.