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.
Online Learning Resources
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.
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.
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.
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.