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Badges? We Ain't Got Badges!

Gamification is popular in higher ed. What it boils down to is motivating students to keep trying, reach new levels of accomplishment, and be successful. (All of these are things we do naturally when playing games because we love challenges, regardless of the number of attempts it takes to attain mastery.) One way to foster achievement is to offer rewards for each level of skill attained or accomplishment completed.

Badges? We Ain't Got No Badges!

Gamification is popular in higher education and what it boils down to is motivating students to keep trying, reach new levels of accomplishment and be successful. (All things we do naturally when playing games because we love the challenge, regardless of the number of attempts it takes to attain mastery.) One way to foster those achievements is to offer rewards or "currency" for each level of skill attained or accomplishment completed.

Beating the Forgetting Curve - How to Bridge the Memory Gap with Low-Stakes Formative Assessment

In this engaging, interactive session you will learn an easy process that leads to higher rates of learner memory recall. Using simple Web 2.0 tools we will create our own strategically spaced "recall events" that can help students encode course content into long term memory. Attendees will leave this session with methods and tools which will allow them and their students to work smarter, not harder, and efficiently put the knowledge in technology.

Begin Here: Writing Quality Learning Objectives

This session will address the issue that faculty struggle in writing well-formed learning objectives. Learning Objectives are a key element in the Quality Matters rubric, forming the basis for determinations of alignment. Yet in my experience as a faculty member and instructional designer few instructors have formal training in organizing a course, especially when it comes to stating the learning objectives of the course in observable and measurable terms.

Benefits of a Course Alignment Matrix: Avoid Ending up Someplace Else

Avoid overthinking the online course objectives writing process. Instead, consider a “go to” course alignment matrix resource to help you organize and categorize information needed to align your course content. Identifying your course level and module level objectives as they relate to assessment and instructional materials provides a clear path to alignment. Clear direction is good just as Yogi Berra said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”  

Better than "Good Enough:" Quality at Scale at an HBCU

The Quality Matters community is growing at an exponential rate as schools reimagine how to infuse quality into the online and hybrid learning experience. But what does an institution do when its supply of QM support is greatly outweighed by faculty and departmental demand? When this occurred at one mid-sized liberal arts HBCU, the institution systematically changed its organizational framework and practices to meet its rapidly increasing needs.

Better than "Good Enough:" Quality at Scale at an HBCU

When NCCU's faculty and departmental demand for QM outweighed its supply of trained personnel, the institution systematically changed its organizational framework and practices to meet its rapidly increasing needs. Join us as we explore how this institution utilizes the QM Rubric to scale quality across its curriculum by providing program-specific training, developing high-quality master courses, and empowering faculty as Quality Assurance Ambassadors.

Beyond APPQMR: Providing Customized Training on Quality Online Design and Delivery

The Quality Matters professional development offerings are excellent, but they aren’t always an option. At Northern Illinois University, we wanted to make sure our time and budget were used efficiently, so we developed a detailed professional development plan that integrates official QM offerings (like APPQMR and PRC) with custom workshops and resources. In this session, we will share our comprehensive 2-year professional development plan combining QM professional development with custom workshops and on-demand resources. We will also share the outcomes from our first year.

Beyond Check-the-Box Compliance Training

This presentation will present a case study of a very large, complex, and well-known financial institution and its transformation into a learning organization using the QM Rubric. The presentation is for new QM practitioners and corporate education professionals who are QM-trained. The goal of the presentation is to demonstrate how QM can help an institution move from "training" to "learning."