Building institutional capacity for quality assurance in online learning is the best way to leverage your QM membership and develop a culture of quality. Professional development is an integral part of the pathway for faculty and staff to scale into QM processes and become effective stewards of quality assurance. By completing this recommended series of workshops, faculty and staff can take the next steps in gaining expertise and practical knowledge for creating quality online courses for learners. Faculty and staff can also develop the skills needed to participate in the official course review process — the best expression of a commitment to quality.
To set up dedicated sessions for one or more of these workshops, please contact QM's Professional Development Registrar or complete the form on this page.
Recommended for Faculty:
In addition to the courses listed, it is also recommended that faculty complete the Teaching Online Certificate series of workshops.
Recommended for Online Learning Staff:
The APPQMR and Peer Reviewer Course may be sufficient.
Recommended for QM Coordinators:
QMCs should complete the QM Coordinator Training and the Course Review Management Certification course.
Recommended for those facilitating professional development:
Depending on an institution's membership, staff may become certified to deliver QM workshops in online or face-to-face modality. The first step is to complete the appropriate facilitator certification course. For example, institutions with a Full or System Subscription can enroll staff in the APPQMR Online Facilitator Certification (AOFC) or APPQMR Face-to-Face Facilitator Certification (AFFC) courses and deliver the APPQMR at their institutions independently. This could save the institution both time and resources in moving their quality assurance plan forward.