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Aligning QM Standards with Higher Education Accreditation Hallmarks: A Juxtaposition for Distance Education Gap Analysis and Action Plan Development

Accreditation hallmarks, QM Standards, and a DE gap analysis resulted in strategic enrollment action plans for institutional improvements. The process of self-study promotes DE growth that fosters student success when QA principles are followed.

Applying Universal Instructional Design (UID) Principles to Address QM Standard 8 and HEOA 2008

Interested in discovering how to meet QM Standard 8?  Consider attending this session and learn how to create inclusive and accessible distance learning environments, while adhering to Universal Instructional Design (UID) principles.

Beth Knapp Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:56
Building an Ecosystem of Supports for Higher Education Faculty

In this session, find out how our College leveraged our institutional quality assurance goals to build an ecosystem of supports for our faculty using policy, PD, and our LMS to scaffold their transition to an eLearning environment. 

tammy.waldron@… Fri, 04/19/2019 - 15:46
CHLOE 3 and CHLOE 4: Major Findings and New Directions for the Survey

CHLOE 3 advanced our understanding of online enrollment trends, pedagogy, leadership, and quality assurance. This session will report key findings and invite the audience to identify remaining questions and future lines of inquiry in CHLOE 4 and beyond.

Beth Knapp Mon, 04/22/2019 - 09:13
Fast-Tracking New Online Instructors

Join us as we share our process for training and supporting new online faculty within the context of QM's Standards.

Beth Knapp Fri, 04/26/2019 - 14:07
Going Beyond Standard 8: Linking WCAG 2.1 with Accessibility and Usability Standard of the QM Rubric

Come learn how to make your online courses meet federal accessibility requirements using Standard 8 of the QM Rubric and WCAG 2.1 guidelines. As a take-away, you receive an example of an accessibility checker that aligns with Standard 8.

Beth Knapp Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:58
How Online Learning Trends Inform Online Program Management Companies (OPMs)

In this session a panel of representatives of Online Program Management companies discuss findings on the management of online post-secondary education as revealed in the QM-Eduventures CHLOE 3 Report and their role in supporting higher education institutions.

bburch Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:38

How to Meet Specific Review Standards 5.1, 6.1 and 6.2 When Teaching an Online Foreign Language Course

When it comes to learning foreign languages, communication and interaction is key for learner success. This session will touch on a few tools that will not only help you meet these Specific Review Standards but will help you build rapport and create community with your learners. The session will begin with an overview of the objectives and move into a discussion about the method’s attendees currently use for student engagement in their courses. Together, we will identify the purpose of Specific Review Standard 5.1, 6.1 and 6.2 and discuss how to address them in a foreign language class.

Keynote: Navigating Institutional Improvement and Accreditation

Discover strategies to improve institutional effectiveness, including ways to measure analytics and critical resource issues. Explore the accreditation process and learn to negotiate for internal institutional support. Specifically, see how QM processes tie into accreditation standards — including accountability for the quality of online courses, academic resources and accessibility assessments — and how making your work with QM visible can validate your efforts and need for resources.

Beth Knapp Fri, 04/26/2019 - 13:47

Road of Accommodation to Accessibility

Accessibility is a hot topic in higher education and for good reason—education should embrace and welcome learners of all abilities. We, as college administrators, faculty and staff, are responsible for ensuring an inclusive learning environment for all of our students. What’s the difference between accommodation and accessibility? How do you ensure your courses are accessible for all students? We’ll share our road-trip experience from three perspectives: disability services coordinator, faculty and instructional designer.

The Division of Labor Should Not Divide Us: Changing Roles in Teaching and Learning with Technology

This session takes a look at the artisinal and factory models of online course design from the perspective of creating the best possible student experience in online courses.

Beth Knapp Fri, 04/26/2019 - 15:11