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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.

Aligning Quality Assurance Goals of Online Learning with University Strategic Planning

This will be an active discussion about the challenges of integrating the knowledge and experience we’ve gained in applying Quality Matters to course development more holistically and strategically to align with university strategic goals. Join, Valerie Kelly, AVP, Kent State Online, as she provides insights into the work being done to align online quality assurance planning with Kent State's commitment to a student-first approach. As universities adjust to new realities and challenges facing higher education, strategies, objectives, and tactics are being revised.

All Courses Rise with the Tide - Raising the QM Sails at a Large Institution

Now that QM has been implemented at our institutions, what is the strategy to expand and grow participation? What tools or approaches have been proven to be successful in getting continued faculty buy-in and participation? How do we keep the momentum going even as we face major institutional changes that will impact our organizations? This session will enable participants in any phase of QM implementation to identify strategies that can move their own institutions forward in growing QM and improving course quality across the board.

An Independent IYOC with a Blended Twist: Improving Both Design and Delivery

Faculty yearn for the opportunity to share and reflect on course design strategies as well as best pedagogical practices for instructional delivery. QM now offers a fresh opportunity with the independent online IYOC. Discover how faculty at Portland Community College have benefited from this new flexible approach to the IYOC. Participant collaboration through a F2F follow-up workshop has provided the chance for faculty to share and refine course improvement plans as well as discuss teaching pedagogy best practices for instructional delivery. Early results have been promising.

An Online Quality Assurance Plan: A Six-Step Process for the Development and Implementation for an Online Program Area

Developing and implementing policies for the use of Quality Matters online course design standards and online course delivery standards in an online program area can be challenging and cumbersome. Additionally, it is important to have organized policies and procedures regarding course design and course delivery in place for oversight of fully online programs in order to compete in the education marketplace.

I have developed a six-step process for the development and implementation of a quality assurance plan in an online program area: 

Analytics as Reflective Practice in Online Teaching and Learning

Extensive educational data are available for examination through learning analytics. The paper on which this presentation is based applies learning analytics in the assessment of distance education, exploring opportunities for change at individual and programmatic levels. Analysis targets learner engagement, group processes, course tools, and online contexts, such as those described by Quality Matters Standards.

Anchors Aweigh: Setting a Bearing for Mobile Students

While our students may be mobile, faculty are often not sure how to ensure our courses are usable on mobile devices. There is a common misconception that in order to make our courses mobile, we need to invest in developing a mobile app. In this session we will investigate what it means to make your course as "mobile-ready" as possible. We will explore how students are accessing our courses and how our choices regarding the course design can impact a student's ability to use their devices.

Applying QM Standards to Online Design and Development: A Two-prong Approach

The seven-month hybrid Learning Series, currently in its first year of implementation at Georgetown University, applies QM Standards to teach faculty how to design and develop online courses. The hybrid approach includes faculty participation in an online Canvas course--consisting of an orientation and three modules--and six, 2-hour long face-to-face sessions. The program applies QM Standards on two levels. First, as the Series developers, we apply QM Standards to the design and development of the online Canvas course and face-to-face sessions.

Applying QM to a Face-to-Face Course, Blending, Flipping, Extending: QM Beyond the Online

QM Standards can be effectively applied to an in-person, traditional, lecture-based course to achieve a more dynamic and purposeful class room. This session will look at how course competencies can be supported using QM Standards, including the syllabus, independent and group activities, lectures, assessments for homework, exams, and projects.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Culminating Experiences and Individualized Research Courses

This session is designed to share challenges and opportunities for applying the QM rubric to a doctoral dissertation course space or other individualized research course. A number of barriers and hurdles to development and delivery of the process will be shared as relate to the incorporation of QM rubric application and processes. Specific application in both Blackboard and Canvas Learning Management Systems will be included.