Online Learning Resources
A Comprehensive Resource for the Latest in Online Education
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.
Address Accessibility Challenges with AURS
Built by QM members, the Accessibility & Usability Resource Site (AURS) is the go-to — and FREE — resource for educators looking to address key accessibility and usability concerns. Anyone can register for the site by logging into MyQM (or creating a new account) and selecting “Workshop - Register” in the side navigation. If you've already registered, the AURS link can be found under "My courses" in the QM Classroom after you log in.
Use Humor to Improve Student Learning
Memes are a great way to engage your students, introduce new concepts and improve critical thinking skills. Using humor can spark creativity and help your students improve their critical thinking skills. This all leads to increased student engagement. See resources you can use to help your students laugh their way into learning in this article.
8 Tips for Addressing QM Course Design Standard 8
A recording of Catherine Artac's (Instructional Designer/Technologist, Minnesota State University Moorhead) presentation from November 6, 2017 as part of National Distance Learning week. The session covers eight steps you can take toward making your digital content accessible for all users.
Meeting Standards with Citations
Incorporate citations into your course is both a best practice and puts you on the path to meeting QM Specific Review Standard 4.5 C. Use these resources for creating your own citations and passing along the practice to your students.
Enhance Student Study Activities with Mind Mapping
Get a list of ways to use mind mapping in your course, plus resources for you and your learners to access for creating them.
Enhance the Learning Experience with Screencasting
Screencasting is a great way to build engagement in a course. It can also be used to record lessons and provide personalized feedback. Check out these resources.
Create Active Learning with Timelines
Having learners build timelines can engage them on a topic and lead to active learning. Get a list of web-based resources for creating timelines.
Formative Assessment Tools
Looking for new ways to check in on the progress of your students? Or to encourage your learners to self-assess? See a list of ideas from the QM community for tools to help create formative assessments.
Use Infographics to Boost Engagement
Using data in visual ways helps learners engage with content. Get ideas on how to use and build infographics in your courses with this list of resources.