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Change the Game! Using Adobe Connect and Rubrics to Deliver Hybrid Quality in Your Online Course

"Changing the Game" means interacting with students in an imitation of a hybrid format to enhance learning.  Using Adobe Connect sessions gives insight on common problems the professor has seen in past courses.  Rubrics are used to teach the students how they can directly affect their grade by checking for all requirements using the same "tool" the professor use to grade.  My courses start with a welcome video and Adobe Connect sessions for credit.  The Adobe Connect sessions feature talking points so that students get an interactive overview of the course purpose and structure.

Charting a Course to Quality Student learning

Sometimes students’ learning experience is off course from the syllabus or course outline. Quite often faculty are not course designers, but subject matter experts navigating through unchartered territory called course design. Chart a course to quality student learning by mapping course and module objectives to learning activities and assessments. In this session, learn how college faculty use a performance-based course design model and tool to ensure a quality learning experience for their students.  

Chief Online Learning Officers Perspectives on Management, Governance, and Quality Assurance

The chief online officer is gaining influence in schools where online learning is becoming a mainstream activity. This session will compare CHLOE Survey results with the experience of a panel of four chief online officers regarding their management role and involvement in online quality assurance.

Choose Your Own "Edventure" 
CBE Pathways to Learning and Earning

LX design has become a major, innovative player when it comes to addressing the educational needs, demands, and skill gaps of today’s students and tomorrow’s workforce. Competency-based education (CBE) is a big part of this trend. CBE experiences—especially in online settings—continue to gain traction in learning environments throughout K–12 and higher education and in professional development and training programs. At the same time, the demand for instructional design and instructional technology professionals is also on the rise.

Cinderella's Glass Slipper: Creating Collaborative Relationships to Foster Student Success & Support

QM’s Online Learner Support Criteria 1 addresses the presence of “Direct and indirect support for online learners and should include remote access to academic advising.”  In this poster session, we will share a unique Graduation Team Model wherein collaboration between academic advising and faculty members foster the creation of proactive strategies that provide an individualized best-fit (“glass slipper”) student support plan.

Closed Captioning Matters: Enhancing Accessibility and Improving Learner Experience in Online Learning

At many institutions, closed captioning in online courses is provided on an as-needed basis in response to an accommodation request. Given recent litigation, growing student diversity in higher education, and the potential benefits to all learners when instructors employ universal design methods, closed captioning should, in our estimation, be a standard feature in online courses.

Coaching for Quality: Improving Quality by Easing the Burden of Design

Instructional design coaching is at the heart of a partnership between Gateway Community and Technical College and TiER1 Performance Solutions. Through this coaching model, Gateway faculty have received not only formal professional development but individualized coaching to guide them in the design of high quality online courses. The instructional design coaching model ensures faculty are applying foundational principles as well as incorporating problem-based learning into their course content.

Coffee and Course Design: A Professional Development Model

Providing professional development for blended and online learning that creates the opportunity for connection and personalization is our goal. We recently launched our professional development model called Coffee and Course Design. In this session will share how our newest endeavor of providing an active learning space that enables the participants to connect, share, and design for their online or blended learning environment using Quality Matters as our framework while having coffee, donuts, and conversation with their colleagues.

Communities of Practice: Combating online faculty isolation, promoting online faculty support

This presentation will examine faculty satisfaction and perceived benefits of participation in communities of practice (CoP) for supporting online faculty. Faculty isolation and navigating the transition from face-to-face  to online teaching will be discussed. A brief presentation will be followed by a community brainstorming session to explore ways to sustain faculty buy-in, promote online pedagogical excellence, foster peer-to-peer community, and encourage continued improvement in online instruction.