Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered peer review process designed to certify the quality of online course design and online components. The QM Rubric is used in course reviews that result in continuous improvement and faculty development.
The Designing Your Online Course (DYOC) workshop includes an overview of the QM Rubric and provides a framework for participants to design an online course plan. An integral element of the workshop is exploration of the eight General Standards of the QM Rubric, focusing on learning objectives and overall course alignment.
Participants will complete a Module Planning Worksheet to design one module of an online course. The worksheet includes course and module learning objectives, assessments that align with the learning objectives, instructional materials that support the learning objectives and activities, and tools and media that enhance student interaction with classmates, content, and the instructor.
Lisa Clark, a QM Master Reviewer and APPQMR face-to-face and online trainer, will lead the workshop. Lisa was introduced to QM in 2010 while attending an APPQMR workshop and has been passionate about it ever since. She teaches a variety of English, communication, women's history, and media literacy courses. Lisa has a BA in English from the Ohio State University, an MA from the Union Institute & University/Vermont College in English & Women's Studies, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University. She currently serves as Dean of Online Programs at The University of Northwestern Ohio.
Note: Participants in this workshop must have an online course to work on throughout the session.