The QM Bridge to Quality Course Design Guides for higher education and K-12 were updated to include considerations for culturally responsive course design. The additions — informed and guided by a team of experts from the QM community — help educators create courses that respect and value the lived experiences of their students.
Online Learning Resources
Screencasting — in which video of a computer screen and voiceover are combined — is a versatile tool that can help connect students with course content. In this article, Dr. Steven Crawford walks through getting started along with best practices for designing and using screencasts.
A HyFlex or Hybrid-Flexible course offers many benefits, including the ability to serve both in-person and online students with a limited set of resources. However, creating a HyFlex course requires extensive planning and forethought. Find out how you can do HyFlex right with these tips from Kent State’s Dr. Wendy Tietz and QM’s Director of Research and Innovation Dr. Bethany Simunich.
Whether you are meeting with colleagues or using synchronous video with students, set yourself — and those you’re interacting with — up for success. Maximize interaction and avoid potential issues when using video communication tools by following these tips from Dr. Steven Crawford.
Whether you’re building on the work you did for remote instruction or you’re looking to improve the quality of an existing online course, the Bridge to Quality will help get you there! QM’s Online Course Design Guide helps you close gaps between your current course and your vision for its online potential by providing you with a “how-to” guide aimed at achieving QM Higher Ed. Standards.
Whether you’re building on the work you did for remote instruction or you’re looking to improve the quality of an existing online course, the Bridge to Quality will help get you there! QM’s Online Course Design Guide helps you close gaps between your current course and your vision for its online potential by providing you with a “how-to” guide aimed at achieving QM K-12 Standards.
Transitioning to remote instruction due to an emergency? Make sure you support student success when teaching remotely. Use these QM checklists to aid your delivery efforts.
First impressions matter. So how can you make a good one in your online class? As Dr. Steven Crawford from Maricopa Community College explains, video can help when used correctly. Check out his tips and best practices for creating an introduction video that will establish presence in the classroom and help you meet some key QM Standards.
Multimedia is an important component of online courses. It can facilitate online presence and enhance student engagement. But only if it’s done right. Maricopa Community College’s Dr. Steven Crawford dives into the different types of multimedia you can use and shares research-supported best practices to help you maximize the use of multimedia in your online course.
Online teaching and learning are constantly evolving. Find out where it stands today and how the current landscape of online education affects your quality assurance system in the Handbook of Distance Education, Fourth Edition. The fourth edition includes analyses of current research, best practices and policy changes.