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Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning: The Cycle of Course Design

Our hope is that, by the end of the session, participants will be able to reflect on the effect an integrated designed course blueprint has on their ability to improve teaching and significant student learning by:

Analyzing your current course design practice.

Evaluating the model to gain a broader perspective of course design.

Developing faculty "buy-in" to improve your campus process through the Cycle of Course Design.

Designing Flexible Courses for Environmental Challenges

Our hope is that, by the end of the session, participants will be able to reflect on the effect an integrated designed course blueprint has on their ability to improve teaching and significant student learning by:

Design courses allow changing from F2F, blended and online quickly and effectively.
Discuss best practice strategies to continue safe learning during environmental challenges.
Develop faculty "buy-in" redesigning courses to meet student needs during environmental challenges.

Virtually Blended: How to Use Blended Learning Within a School District

Problem or Opportunity?  Either one can be addressed by blended learning.  Does your school district have a need to be met?  A blended learning model may be the answer.  This session will showcase the development of a Blended Middle School Enrichment program and how it met the needs of students.  This presentation will begin with an overview of our virtual school, school district, and partnership with our State collaborative and content and instructional experts in blended learning.

"I Think I Can" - Observations from the Road to Lake Wobegon

Psychology research has shown that people often think of themselves as "above average." This presentation highlights data collected from faculty at 34 institutions suggesting this "above-average effect" applies to how people rate their course design skills. In a comparison between self-rated design skills and course review outcomes, the survey data find over-confidence in course design abilities. This presentation includes recommendations for how QM training can help instructors better self-assess their own abilities to create a well-designed course.

"Oh No! We've Got to Go Through It": Responding & Growing Through COVID-19 with Online Learning

As schools shifted to virtual learning experiences in response to COVID-19, Fresno Unified School District was able to build on a (then) 4-year online learning initiative to ensure teachers and students had ongoing access to learning opportunities. In addition, they were able to continue to learn from students' and teachers' behaviors in the virtual environment to refine their online offerings as learning continues to evolve.

"X" Marks The Spot - A Search For Hidden Treasures For Your Online Course

Would you turn down FREE hidden treasures that create excitement in your online course delivery? This session will uncover the buried treasure of publisher resources that are available to online instructors. Instructors and designers simply need a treasure map to lead them where “X Marks The Spot”. This session will reveal how to blend hidden publisher treasures into your current course content. If you seek such secrets; I say,  “Argh Matey, welcome aboard!” 
  • The Audience Will Discuss Pros and Cons Of Using An Outside LMS With Their Course

'My Favorite Activity was the Group Project.' -- GASP! How did that Happen?

Sixty-seven percent of the students in an online freshman seminar class reported that the group project was their favorite activity. In this session, we will discuss how the instructor used Quality Matters recommendations, transparency, and inclusive design to transform the group presentation experience from disastrous to delightful. We will apply QM, TILT, and inclusive design to real projects, and discuss how you can use these concepts to enhance the group projects in your classes.

'You Want Me to do What?': How to Create Amazingly Clear and Impactful Assignments with QM Standards

Imagine that you are at your first day in a new college course. What is the first thing you look over? Without a doubt, it is the course syllabus, the provided road map of every course that has the innate ability to make or break a student's experience. More specifically, the assignments required are what we are essentially drawn to and focus in on throughout a course. Are they interesting? Are they confusing? Are they overwhelming? 

12 Steps to Quality Online Courses: Helping Faculty Translate the Standards

This session will highlight the 12 Step Checklists, one for each of the eight QM Rubric (QMR) General Standards, developed by the Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) at New Mexico State University (NMSU). The OCIP team has found these checklists to be very helpful in working with faculty who are developing and or revising their online courses. The checklists translate the QMR Standards into actionable steps, which helps faculty "see" what a Standard looks like when achieved in an online course.

240 Things to Learn About Quality in Online Education: Secrets of a Collaborative Database

We developed a database where the consortium’s 19 institutions responded to 240 questions on sustainability and quality in online teaching and learning. We will show our Database of Online Learning Information (DOLLI) and discuss purposeful and strategic information sharing to improve our jobs and online programs.