2015 Northwest Regional Conference

Backward Design, Forward Motion: How a Professional Development Program is Making Course Reviews Easy

What do a 12-week seminar on course design and development and a 6-week seminar on online teaching have in common? Both point faculty toward creating courses that meet QM standards with flying colors. This presentation is about a professional development program that's making QM peer reviews a breeze.

t.wheeler Mon, 10/24/2016 - 19:58
Incorporating Accessibility Standards in Course Design and Materials

Do you need to update your video and multi-media course presentations to meet accessibility standards?  In this session you will see an actual course with examples of alternative formats to meet diverse learners and discover tools you may use to help meet the accessibility standard.

t.wheeler Mon, 10/24/2016 - 19:58
Addressing "Dark Side" Behaviors in Learners

This presentation includes a discussion of dark side tendencies in the classroom, an review of basic needs, and the behaviors that are exhibited when these needs aren't met. A series of proven practices educators can implement to minimize these behaviors in the classroom are discussed.

t.wheeler Mon, 10/24/2016 - 19:58
Washington CTC System Meeting

We value your input! Come prepared to discuss the future of Quality Matters in Washington State. All Washington folks are invited to attend.

t.wheeler Mon, 10/24/2016 - 19:58
It's Not You: Strategies for Engaging Faculty Around Alignment

Higher education faculty typically conceptualize alignment differently than instructional designers do. How can we engage faculty in effective discussions around this deeply essential aspect of course design? In this session we will discuss ways to support faculty toward stronger alignment by helping them to conceptualize a course as a thing apart from its designer. You will come away with new insights as well as practical tools to use when working with faculty. 

t.wheeler Mon, 10/24/2016 - 19:58
Building Community with Informal Peer Review Cohorts

Do you find it challenging to get the commitment of faculty members during implementation?  Would you like to explore a new approach to the standard process?  Join us for a discussion of how informal peer review faculty cohorts can increase faculty participation and build your QM community.

t.wheeler Mon, 10/24/2016 - 19:58
Our sneaky QM implementation: Moving past posting their syllabus online

Sneak quality assurance into faculty development to help instructors design quality courses even before deciding to teach online. Ensure quality through consistent exposure to LMS templates and workshops infused with QM principles, while avoiding a prescriptive approach to course design.

t.wheeler Mon, 10/24/2016 - 19:58
QM 411: A Shared Directory for Design and Best Practices

Learn how a small, rural college created a common repository for best practice examples, technology tools and strategies, course design, and QM Standards using the directory approach to help faculty keep up with all the complex components of quality courses. Resources will be shared.

t.wheeler Mon, 10/24/2016 - 19:58
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