2017 NYC Regional Conference

How a to Build an Assessment and Impact Model Using Quality Matters and Professional Development

Are you looking to document impact and outcomes? Do you want to design an assessment model around the ROI of professional development and the use of QM design standards? Well, step right up, no lions, no tigers, no bears; just facts, models and approaches to getting you on your way to modelling your efforts and measuring success. This round-table discussion will unfold a successful model and engage others to share ideas on how to implement an approach on their own campuses.

Gamification that Matters: Applying the QM Rubric to Assure Quality in Gamified Courses

In this session, participants will explore and discuss the characteristics of an effective gamified course, as well as recommended technologies for implementation. In addition, participants will be able to apply effective gamification principles and strategies to different types of courses, using the Quality Matters Rubric as guide for design and quality assurance. Through a series of short case studies, participants will gain hands on experience applying gamification and evaluating its effectiveness.

The Changing Landscape of Accreditation: Implications for Higher Education Institutions

This session will share insights with conference attendees about what changes are on the horizon for quality assurance in higher education. Topics will include understanding federal regulations and public expectations, communicating the quality of innovative instructional and delivery practices, and positioning your campus for student success and reaffirmation of accreditation.

Moving Beyond Compliance: A Collaborative and Context-Specific Framework for Internal QM Reviews

The Teaching & Learning unit at a large private research university conducted an internal review of five online foundation courses in the business school’s flex MBA program. The study revealed a framework for conducting internal QM reviews useful to other institutions seeking to improve their online course development and revision processes. Workshop participants will learn how to use this framework to conduct dialogic, collaborative internal reviews that result in course improvements and context-specific recommendations.

Moving Beyond Compliance: A Collaborative and Context-Specific Framework for Internal QM Reviews

The Teaching & Learning unit at a large private research university conducted an internal review of five online foundation courses in the business school’s flex MBA program. The study revealed a framework for conducting internal QM reviews useful to other institutions seeking to improve their online course development and revision processes. Workshop participants will learn how to use this framework to conduct dialogic, collaborative internal reviews that result in course improvements and context-specific recommendations.

Quality Matters: Your Friend for Accreditation and Compliance

Quality Matters provides a framework to address accreditation and compliance issues in online learning environments. This presentation extends the scope of QM from course level instructional design rigor to that of an organizational construct to support institutional and state-level compliance and accreditation needs. The presentation concludes with a look into emerging technologies that will impact online course development, delivery, and even accreditation.

Building a Network of Peer Reviewers

This session will discuss the collaborative efforts of three community colleges in southern WV to provide a Shared Peer Reviewer Network. Using the statewide subscriber managed review process, the network of reviewers will provide a cost effective model to deliver quality online courses to rural WV at no additional cost. A discussion of the concept at the state level and the implementation plans from the three institutional perspectives will be given. Providing the appropriate tools, involving faculty, and collaboration are the key components of this project and will be examined.

Applying QM Standards to Online Design and Development: A Two-prong Approach

The seven-month hybrid Learning Series, currently in its first year of implementation at Georgetown University, applies QM Standards to teach faculty how to design and develop online courses. The hybrid approach includes faculty participation in an online Canvas course--consisting of an orientation and three modules--and six, 2-hour long face-to-face sessions. The program applies QM Standards on two levels. First, as the Series developers, we apply QM Standards to the design and development of the online Canvas course and face-to-face sessions.

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