Quality is often equated with exclusivity. But what if we shifted our thinking? What if quality became synonymous with inclusivity instead? As QM’s Executive Director Dr. Deb Adair shares in her 2021 New Year’s message, quality isn’t really quality unless it is accessible to all.
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Captioning videos and other multimedia course content isn’t just about meeting the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students. It is about supporting the needs of all learners. Maximize the impact of captions in your course with these critical insights and tips from Dr. Steven Crawford.
What do top-ranked online programs have in common? An unwavering commitment to quality — a commitment to delivering best-in-class learning environments for their students. That commitment is evidenced in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, which were once again dominated by QM member institutions.
The QM Bridge to Quality Course Design Guides for higher education and K-12 were updated to include considerations for culturally responsive course design. The additions — informed and guided by a team of experts from the QM community — help educators create courses that respect and value the lived experiences of their students.
This three-part digital accessibility white paper series shares the results of a 2019 survey conducted by Dr. Barbra Frey and Dr. Rae Mancilla. The first paper addresses institutional leaders and administrators. The second paper addresses faculty and instructional designers. The third paper addresses administrators, centers for teaching and learning, and offices of disability services. The research project provides an important follow up to research conducted in 2010 by Dr.Frey and Denise King.
Screencasting — in which video of a computer screen and voiceover are combined — is a versatile tool that can help connect students with course content. In this article, Dr. Steven Crawford walks through getting started along with best practices for designing and using screencasts.
A HyFlex or Hybrid-Flexible course offers many benefits, including the ability to serve both in-person and online students with a limited set of resources. However, creating a HyFlex course requires extensive planning and forethought. Find out how you can do HyFlex right with these tips from Kent State’s Dr. Wendy Tietz and QM’s Director of Research and Innovation Dr. Bethany Simunich.
Build on your remote instruction successes and address shortfalls with tips for using the K-12 Online Course Design Guide. It's a Bridge to Quality from the emergency pivot required during the COVID-19 pandemic of Spring, 2020. Get tips for focusing your efforts and finding help.