QM 8: Have high standards, but be an easy grader


Portland Community College's Distance Education department instituted Accessibility Guidelines for online course content in 2011. These guidelines work to reinforce
the QM 8 standards. But if instructors are developing their own courses, how closely should we hold them to these
guidelines and standards? How much is fair to ask of the instructor? What roles do Distance Education and
Disability Services play? In other words, "Who's responsible for accessibility? " The truth is, we all are. In this
session, we will discuss how this college has readjusted their way of evaluating courses for QM 8, so they retain
high standards but are easier graders.

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