Free Quality Matters Course Design and Improvement Webinars – Spring Schedule

qm-logoDo 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!

Webinar Time/Date To Register
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.”

Presented by: University of Southern Indiana

Weds. March 14th, 1PM CST Click Here
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

Tues. April 3rd, 12 PM CST Click Here
Everything I Need to Know About Student Engagement I Learned From a Rabid Sports Fan

Learn strategies and tools used by sportscasters that online instructors can use to increase student engagement.

Presented by: Salt Lake Community College

Thurs. May 10th, 1 PM CST Click Here

Using Quality Matters to Improve your Online Course – Free Webinar October 18th

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).

A great way to learn about QM and the impact it has had at other institutions is to attend a free QM Success Stories webinar.

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.

DATE & TIME REGISTRATION LINK
Weds. October 18th 2PM (CDT) https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/registration/index.cfm?sid=9704

 Register today, seats are limited!

Upcoming Quality Matters Webinars – Free to Attend

qm-logoFaculty who are interested in learning more about the Quality Matters system of course design and the Quality Matters standards for online courses are encouraged to register for a free Quality Matters Success Stories webinar to view on their own.

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.

Date & Time Registration Link
Weds. May 10th, 12:00 PM (Central) https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/registration/index.cfm?sid=8977

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.

DATE & TIME REGISTRATION LINK
Weds. July 19th, 12:00 PM (Central) https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/registration/index.cfm?sid=9173