For those that are interested in learning more about approaches and techniques for assessing and ensuring quality online course design, The Office of Digital Learning is offering a free workshop - Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR). Created by the nationally-recognized Quality Matters organization and facilitated by the UA, the workshop serves as a brief intro to the quality rubric and how you can use it to evaluate course design. Participants who have completed the training cite that they have greatly appreciated the tangible action items they’ve been able to apply to their own course design work, as well as the opportunity to liaise with their colleagues on new approaches to online design. The course is a primer on the work of the Quality Matters (QM) organization, a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online course design. As a QM-affiliated institution, we highly recommend that you learn more about the peer review process through this workshop, and on the QM website. Courses offered through UA Online are peer reviewed using the QM rubric, and taking part in this workshop will provide insight into the peer review process and the ways in which our office helps to support the continuous improvement of online course design.
The in-person version will be offered September 28 from 9:00am-4:00pm with lunch provided. This is a great option for those who are interested in learning more about the rubric and using if for their own course development.
To register for September 28, follow this link to the QM website and fill out a short form. You may need to create an account to complete registration.