Introduction to Quality Matters (INTRO2QM) Workshop

This facilitated workshop introduces participants to the QM Quality Assurance System. A brief overview of QM is provided, followed by an exploration into the question, “Why QM?” QM Rubrics and the types of course reviews are introduced. The workshop culminates in developing a personal plan for continued engagement with Quality Matters.

This is an online, asynchronous course that runs for a two-week period between September 10 and September 24. It will be facilitated by Todd Vens, CELT Instructional Designer and Quality Matters Coordinator, Facilitator, and Peer Reviewer. A minimum commitment of 6 total hours is recommended for achieving the learning objectives.
 

Recommended For

* New and experienced instructors who have heard of QM and would like to learn the basics.
* Higher Ed administrators interested in the basics of QM.


Learning Objectives

1. Identify basic information about Quality Matters.
2. Differentiate Quality Matters from other quality assurance options.
3. Identify basic information about Quality Matters Rubrics and how they are used to review the design of online and hybrid courses.
4. Distinguish between Quality Matters course review types.
5. Select options for continued engagement with Quality Matters.
 

Please refer to the Schedule & Checklistfor more information on the workshop requirements. 
 

Note: Registration for this event will close at Noon on September 3rd.

Introduction to Quality Matters (INTRO2QM) Workshop

This facilitated workshop introduces participants to the QM Quality Assurance System. A brief overview of QM is provided, followed by an exploration into the question, “Why QM?” QM Rubrics and the types of course reviews are introduced. The workshop culminates in developing a personal plan for continued engagement with Quality Matters.

This is an online, asynchronous course that runs for a two-week period between November 5 and November 19. It will be facilitated by Todd Vens, CELT Instructional Designer and Quality Matters Coordinator, Facilitator, and Peer Reviewer. A minimum commitment of 6 total hours is recommended for achieving the learning objectives.
 

Recommended For

* New and experienced instructors who have heard of QM and would like to learn the basics.
* Higher Ed administrators interested in the basics of QM.


Learning Objectives

1. Identify basic information about Quality Matters.
2. Differentiate Quality Matters from other quality assurance options.
3. Identify basic information about Quality Matters Rubrics and how they are used to review the design of online and hybrid courses.
4. Distinguish between Quality Matters course review types.
5. Select options for continued engagement with Quality Matters.
 

Please refer to the Schedule & Checklist for more information on the workshop requirements. 
 

Note: Registration for this event will close at Noon on October 29th.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)

This facilitated workshop introduces participants to the QM Rubric and the course review process. In addition, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement.
 
This is an online, asynchronous course that runs for a two-week period between July 8 and July 22. It will be facilitated by Todd Vens, CELT Instructional Designer and Quality Matters Coordinator, Facilitator, and Peer Reviewer.
 
Recommended For:
* Those looking to understand the QM Rubric and course review process.
* Those who wish to complete the Higher Ed Peer Reviewer Course.
 
Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
2. Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.
3. Apply the QM Rubric to review online courses.
4. Make decisions on whether the demo course meets selected QM Rubric Standards.
5. Apply the concept of alignment.
6. Draft helpful recommendations for courses improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.

Please refer to the Schedule & Checklist for more information on the workshop requirements. 


Note:  Registration for this event will close at Noon on July 1st.

Introduction to Quality Matters

This facilitated workshop introduces participants to the QM Quality Assurance System. A brief overview of QM is provided, followed by an exploration into the question, “Why QM?” QM Rubrics and the types of course reviews are introduced. The workshop culminates in developing a personal plan for continued engagement with Quality Matters.
 
This is an online, asynchronous course that runs for a one-week period between June 10 and June 16. It will be facilitated by Dr. Olga Mesropova, Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures, CELT faculty affiliate, and certified QM Master Reviewer. A minimum commitment of 6 total hours is recommended for achieving the learning objectives.
 
Recommended For
 
* New and experienced instructors who have heard of QM and would like to learn the basics.
* Higher Ed administrators interested in the basics of QM.
 
Learning Objectives
 
1. Identify basic information about Quality Matters.
2. Differentiate Quality Matters from other quality assurance options.
3. Identify basic information about Quality Matters Rubrics and how they are used to review the design of online and hybrid courses.
4. Distinguish between Quality Matters course review types.
5. Select options for continued engagement with Quality Matters.


Note: Registration for this event will close at Noon on June 3rd.

Getting Your Course Certified for Quality: Best Practices for Instructors

Do you want to provide the best possible learning experience for your students, and be acknowledged for it? Quality Matters (QM) Certification is a marker of excellence that highlights courses that are engaging, accessible, and aligned to students’ needs. In this hands-on workshop, the speakers will guide participants through a selection of the review criteria used during the QM certification process by assessing an example course in Canvas. Since many of the QM criteria are flexible, participants will be able to explore different ways the standards can be met, both in the sample course and in their own teaching. At the end, participants will be able to apply the QM rubric to review and reflect on one of their own courses. Since there are over 40 standards in the full QM rubric, this offering will focus on the presentation of instructional materials in an online course.
 

Presenters:  Abbey Elder & Emma Hartman
 

Abbey Elder is the Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian for ISU, where she manages campus initiatives for open access and open education. In addition to her institutional work, Abbey serves as the Statewide Open Education Coordinator for the Board of Regents on the Iowa Open Education Action Team, where she collaborates with colleges to develop and assess programs that support open education across the state of Iowa.

 

 

Emma Hartman is the Digital Resource Specialist at the Iowa State University Bookstore. She manages the student booklist and assists in the running of the Immediate Access program. In addition, Emma is a member of the campus’s Open & Affordable Education Committee, where members from all different positions on campus develop and promote affordable course materials options at Iowa State University


 
If you need a reasonable accommodation, you may find more information on the University Human Resources Disability Accommodation page. For graduate student assistants and undergraduate students, please get in touch with Student Accessibility Services.
 
 
 
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Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)

This facilitated workshop introduces participants to the QM Rubric and the course review process. In addition, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement.
 
This is an online, asynchronous course that runs for a four-week period between March 18 and April 12.  It will be facilitated by Dr. Olga Mesropova, Associate Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures, CELT faculty affiliate, and certified QM Master Reviewer.
 
Recommended For:
* Those looking to understand the QM Rubric and course review process.
* Those who wish to complete the Higher Ed Peer Reviewer Course.
 
Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
2. Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.
3. Apply the QM Rubric to review online courses.
4. Make decisions on whether the demo course meets selected QM Rubric Standards.

5. Apply the concept of alignment.
6. Draft helpful recommendations for courses improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.


Note:  Registration for this event will close at Noon on March 7th.

QM: Improve Your Online Course

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 own online courses and develop a course improvement plan. The content is based on the essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric. Participants will come away with a plan for course improvement, so enrolling in the workshop with a pre-developed online course is required. This workshop is recommended for Faculty, Teaching Assistants and Instructional Designers with an online course they want to improve. Participants need to have their own courses in Canvas to implement the improvements they will learn about. 

This is an online, asynchronous course that runs for a two-week period between February 5 and March 1. It will be facilitated by Dr. Olga Mesropova, Associate Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures, CELT faculty affiliate and certified QM Master Reviewer. A minimum commitment of 8 to 10 hours per week is recommended for achieving the learning objectives.


Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
  2. Apply the essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric to your own online course.
  3. Describe the alignment of at least one module/unit in your online course.
  4. Prioritize improvements to your online course.

 

Please refer to the Schedule & Checklist for more information on the workshop requirements. 


Note:  Registration for this event will close at Noon on January 29th.

Introduction to Quality Matters

This facilitated workshop introduces participants to the QM Quality Assurance System. A brief overview of QM is provided, followed by an exploration into the question, “Why QM?” QM Rubrics and the types of course reviews are introduced. The workshop culminates in developing a personal plan for continued engagement with Quality Matters.
 
This is an online, asynchronous course that runs for a one-week period between January 16 and January 23. It will be facilitated by Dr. Olga Mesropova, Associate Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures, CELT faculty affiliate, and certified QM Master Reviewer. A minimum commitment of 6 total hours is recommended for achieving the learning objectives.
 
Recommended For
 
* New and experienced instructors who have heard of QM and would like to learn the basics.
* Higher Ed administrators interested in the basics of QM.
 
Learning Objectives
 
1. Identify basic information about Quality Matters.
2. Differentiate Quality Matters from other quality assurance options.
3. Identify basic information about Quality Matters Rubrics and how they are used to review the design of online and hybrid courses.
4. Distinguish between Quality Matters course review types.
5. Select options for continued engagement with Quality Matters.


Note: Registration for this event has closed.

QM: Improve Your Online Course

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 own online courses and develop a course improvement plan. The content is based on the essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric. Participants will come away with a plan for course improvement, so enrolling in the workshop with a pre-developed online course is required. This workshop is recommended for Faculty, Teaching Assistants and Instructional Designers with an online course they want to improve. Participants need to have their own courses in Canvas to implement the improvements they will learn about. 

This is an online, asynchronous course that runs for a two-week period between February 5 and March 1. It will be facilitated by Dr. Olga Mesropova, Associate Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures, CELT faculty affiliate and certified QM Master Reviewer. A minimum commitment of 8 to 10 hours per week is recommended for achieving the learning objectives.


Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
  2. Apply the essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric to your own online course.
  3. Describe the alignment of at least one module/unit in your online course.
  4. Prioritize improvements to your online course.

 

Please refer to the Schedule & Checklist for more information on the workshop requirements. 


Note:  Registration for this event will close at Noon on January 29th.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric: APPQMR (Day 1)

** This Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop meets on Thursday, October 19th & Friday, October 20th from 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
  2. Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.
  3. Apply the QM Rubric to review online courses.
  4. Make decisions on whether the demo course meets selected QM Rubric Standards.
  5. Apply the concept of alignment.
  6. Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.

 

This virtual offering will be delivered via Zoom and split into four hours of training over two days.
Upon completion of the entire workshop, participants may pursue certification for attaining the QM roles of Peer Reviewer and Master Reviewer. 
 

 

Note:  Registration for this event has closed.

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