Notes from “Using DropThought to Aid Your QM Course Redesign” #qmconf2015

virginia stewart explaining the dropthought dashboard

Notes from “Using DropThought to Aid Your QM Course Redesign”, presented by Virginia Stewart, doctoral student at the University of Florida, at the 2015 Quality Matters (QM) conference. DropThought is a formative assessment tool that lets you see feedback & insight with visualizations. Feedback is anonymous, so students are open and honest. Virginia used DropThought to … Continue reading Notes from “Using DropThought to Aid Your QM Course Redesign” #qmconf2015

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Notes from “What’s New with QM Professional Development?” #qmconf2015

Notes from “What's New with QM Professional Development?”, presented by Brenda Boyd, Director of Professional Development and Consulting at Quality Matters, at the 2015 Quality Matters (QM) conference. This session was fast & furious with details, so these notes are very loose! The session began with a panel about Improving Your Online Course, facilitated by Brenda. … Continue reading Notes from “What’s New with QM Professional Development?” #qmconf2015

Notes from “Enhancing Course Design and Student Engagement with OER” #qmconf2015

Identify, consult, locate, evaluate, integrate, review

Notes from “Enhancing Course Design and Student Engagement with OER”, presented by Kimberly Barss, from Excelsior College, at the 2015 Quality Matters (QM) conference. Excelsior College students are adult (on average 39-40) and 40% military. They are working, busy, and definitely non-traditional. The course Kimberly worked with was Technology and Society, and focused on using technology, … Continue reading Notes from “Enhancing Course Design and Student Engagement with OER” #qmconf2015

Notes from “Flexible but not Flimsy: Addressing Standards Using a Personalized Faculty Pathway” #qmconf2015

different pathways to quality

Notes from “Flexible but not Flimsy: Addressing Standards Using a Personalized Faculty Pathway”, presented by Mary Bohman and Robin O'Callaghan, both from Winona State University, at the 2015 Quality Matters (QM) conference. Winona State University has recently celebrated their 26th QM certified course. All reviews and professional development are voluntary for faculty. Their WeTeach professional … Continue reading Notes from “Flexible but not Flimsy: Addressing Standards Using a Personalized Faculty Pathway” #qmconf2015

Notes from “A Professional Development Program for Faculty Teaching Blended and Online” #qmconf2015

Notes from “A Professional Development Program for Faculty Teaching Blended and Online”, presented by Sandra Johnson and Susan Bussman, New Mexico State University, at the 2015 Quality Matters (QM) conference. In 2009, NMSU began planning the Online Course Improvement Program, which launched in January 2010. The first cohort consisted of 11 One Year Plus Fellows. Program … Continue reading Notes from “A Professional Development Program for Faculty Teaching Blended and Online” #qmconf2015

Notes from “The Design and Development of an Internal Course Review Process” #qmconf2015

idaho state university course review process

Notes from “The Design and Development of an Internal Course Review Process”, presented by Lisa Kidder, Idaho State University, at the 2015 Quality Matters (QM) conference. Idaho State University subscribed to QM in 2008, but have been on a long road through implementation. They have only started doing internal course reviews in 2014, have not … Continue reading Notes from “The Design and Development of an Internal Course Review Process” #qmconf2015

Notes from Going Beyond Course Design: Implementing Online Delivery Standards #qmconf2015

Notes from the “QM Program Certification: Is it Worth It?”, presented by Sherrell Wheeler and Kim Lopez Gallagher, both from New Mexico State University, at the 2015 Quality Matters (QM) conference. Online quality is so much more than course design! Development NMSU began by compiling research on online teaching best practices and disseminated it to all online … Continue reading Notes from Going Beyond Course Design: Implementing Online Delivery Standards #qmconf2015