Partnering with Romain College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Professions, the Department of Distance Learning will invite an external trainer to the USI campus and host three in-person Quality Matters (QM) workshops for online teaching excellence on August 21 and 22, 2013.
8/21/2013 (WED) 9:00am – 4:00pm Apply Now!
Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) | 5 of 25 seats available
Participant: USI faculty who would like to learn more about the Quality Matters rubrics and/or desire to become QM peer reviewers supporting other USI faculty to develop quality online courses
The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.
8/22/2013 (THU) 8:00am – 12:00pm Get on the wait list
Designing Your Online Course (DYOC) | 0 of 25 seats available
Participant: USI faculty who would like to develop an online course (e.g. Online MBA faculty)
The “Designing Your Online Course” (formerly Build Your Online Course) workshop includes an overview of the QM Rubric and provides a framework to design an online course plan. Participants explore all eight key standards of the QM Rubric, focusing on learning objectives and overall course alignment.
8/22/2013 (THU) 1:00pm – 5:00pm Get on the wait list
Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) | 0 of 25 seats available
Participant: USI faculty who would like to improve their existing online course (e.g. Nursing faculty)
The “Improve Your Online Course” workshop explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their online courses and develop a course improvement plan. The content is based on the eight general standards of the Quality Matters Rubric. You should have an online course ready to improve. This course is not for building a course from scratch.
Peer Reviewer Certification (PRC) - Two-week Online Workshop
Register now! This is the second required course for the QM Peer Reviewer Certification.
It is designed to prepare experienced online faculty to become Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewers. The PRC includes a review of Quality Matters, practice critiquing and writing helpful recommendations, and a Practice Review in which the participants are asked to review specific standards in an online course using a simulated online rubric tool.
QM expects all Peer Reviewers to give significant attention to their reviews, so the Peer Reviewer Course (PRC) is modeled after those expectations. Since the PRC leads to certification as a peer reviewer, it is a rigorous course and demands significant time and attention. Participants can expect to spend 8-10 hours per week to complete this course.
The course may also be taken by others interested in learning more about the peer reviewer role. Instructional designers or faculty who do not have current online teaching experience may take the PRC to meet institutional goals of conducting internal reviews (that do not lead to QM Recognition).