2013 Annual Conference

Creating a Quality Matters Culture

How can you create a culture of Quality Matters in online instructional design at your college? This presentation describes the steps being taken at one New Mexico community college to change the culture while implementing a systematic approach to internal peer reviews of online courses based on the Quality Matters Rubric.  At Central New Mexico College in Albuquerque, NM, instructional designers and faculty are involved in this effort as the college prepares to offer a fully online Liberal Arts degree. 

Winning Over Our Educators on Quality Matters_DJones

Educational institutions are under increasing pressure to ensure consistency and quality to increase engagement, student knowledge and retention. It is vital for online courses to promote rigor, engagement, retention and academic standards for success. This is the reason our school has adopted the QM Rubric for our development process of online courses. Another measure for quality is to send our instructors through the APPQMR course. We will share our process and the results of surveys of faculty after taking the APPQMR course.

Innovative Approaches to Learner Success_DJones

An overview will be presented on the development of three Ball State University non-credit online programs. These modules will highlight the innovative approaches used in the creation of online learning environments, keeping standards in mind during the design of the courses.  The underlying premise is to transform non-credit courses into quality opportunities that enhance future and current student success, as well as contribute to adult learning for educators and audiences external to the institution.

Coaching for Quality: Improving Quality by Easing the Burden of Design

Instructional design coaching is at the heart of a partnership between Gateway Community and Technical College and TiER1 Performance Solutions. Through this coaching model, Gateway faculty have received not only formal professional development but individualized coaching to guide them in the design of high quality online courses. The instructional design coaching model ensures faculty are applying foundational principles as well as incorporating problem-based learning into their course content.

Creating Institutional Policies that Incorporate QM: A faculty-driven approach roundtable

In this roundtable session we review our college's evolution from individual faculty implementation of DL courses to college-wide development of policies for DL course design assessment. We highlight key points from our policies and some of the challenges we encountered.  Participants discuss ideas for their own colleges, in cluding the integration of QM standards in college policies and implications for related faculty development programs.  The Pdfs included here are the handout for the session as well as the Scribe Sheet that recorded participant commentary.    

Beyond Understanding: Working With Faculty to Compose Exemplary Objectives

This hands-on session will explore strategies that can be used by faculty leaders, instructional designers and trainers when working alongside faculty members to assist in
formulating course- and module-level learning objectives that are measurable, observable, attainable and appropriate for online and hybrid environments in higher education.

URL to access to the hands-on scenarios: https://www.dropbox.com/s/13fvpyj3pxbxi1y/QM%20Hands-On.docx

OCD (Online Course Development) – A Flexible Approach to Faculty Training

With a limited number of instructional designers and the number of online faculty increasing, our ID team developed a responsive and flexible training method. It is flexible enough to scale the number of faculty trained without neglecting quality, and is responsive and respectful to time and technology knowledge constraints of faculty. Attendees will get access to our flexible model resources including a unique QM Scavenger Hunt.