2016 Annual Conference
What the research says: Finding pieces of the puzzle and putting it together
QM Research Colleagues will briefly overview the most recent findings from three research projects that inform the development and work of QM standards and services. Rigorous methodologies were used to identify themes and categories of quality online learning in three extensive reviews of (1) the independent research focused on higher education; (2) on K-12; and (3) on online instructor and teaching competencies. These studies are examples of QM's continual grounding in educational research which is translated into actionable steps of standards of quality online learning and profess
Away We Go: Charting a Path Toward Quality Assurance via Online Faculty Development
The Pathway to Master Online Instructor Program (Pathway) was created to help faculty learn the fundamentals of course development and delivery, and current trends in the field of online learning. The Pathway program includes five unique courses that address online teaching, online course design, ADA compliance, and Quality Matters.
The Information Literacy Project: Using QM to Achieve QA in Library Instruction
The Information Literacy Project is a collaborative effort between librarians and instructional designers to increase undergraduate students' ability to retrieve, evaluate, and use information with proficiency. The project is comprised of six, self-paced online learning modules that are used to supplement learning experiences in online, blended, and on-ground courses. This session will showcase the project, describe the design process, highlight challenges and solutions in addressing QM, and explain significant changes that were made to improve the design.
Quality Talks: Standard 5.3
In this series of Quality Talks, presenters will demonstrate how they design courses to meet QM Specific Standard 5.3. The presenters will have only five minutes to explain their approach; therefore session participants will get to see four different ways to approach this Standard. Participants in this session will be able to vote on the best Quality Talk of the session.
Conversations to Connections to Community
What is the QM Community? How can we benefit from it? How can we get involved? Come learn from a group of faculty, instructional designers, administrators, Peer and Master Reviewers, and QM Coordinators who watched as simple conversations resulted in established connections to create the QM Community. Listen to stories about how each of us became a part of the QM Community. Brainstorm with us about how to join the conversation, get connected, and continue blazing new trails in the QM Community.
Panel Discussion with Audience Participation
Quality Talks: Standard 5.3
A Slow-Roll Approach to Internal QM Reviews
Working together, the eLearning Advisory Committee (eLAC), Center for Engagement and Learning, and eLearning developed an internal QM Review process and infrastructure. Using a slow-roll approach, we kicked off internal reviews with only two courses at first, building our pathway as we progressed forward. We will present an architecture of our decision making and creation of processes and support infrastructure, as well as the results of our efforts.
(Poster Session - w/ PPT)
Course Review Snafus: Turning Issues into Solutions
Even with detailed planning, things can go wrong. In this session, a panel that includes several experienced QM Course Review Managers will present a variety of challenges that have come up during and after course reviews, such as: - Problems with access to course materials - Issues within the review team - Challenges in communication The panelists will discuss how they resolved each snafu or put practices into place to avoid it in the future. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share their review experiences.
The Role of Quality in Promotion and Tenure
What constitutes excellence in teaching for university faculty when they are expected or required to create and teach high quality online courses? This is a question
that will increasingly be asked of members of promotion and tenure committees as market pressures demand entire degrees be delivered online. Developing
a high quality online course is a significant commitment in time and effort and frequently requires learning new skills and pedagogical methods. Increasingly,