The University of Akron is offering a free “Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)” workshop on April 22, 2016 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. This workshop will explore the Quality Matters project and processes and will prepare you to be part of an initiative that positively impacts the design of online/blended courses and ultimately, student learning and success. Registration is required and there are only a limited number of seats available so register now! See “How to Register” below and log into MyQM to register to register now! Contact Cheryl Knight (216-987-4979 or email@example.com) for the Rubric Workbook that you should bring with you.
QM is designed to improve the quality of online and blended courses by establishing a peer-reviewed quality assurance review process. You will become familiar with the Quality Matters standards and participate in a practice peer course review of an online course using the review tools. Participants in this hands-on workshop can be online/blended instructors, instructional designers, and/or faculty members & faculty developers. After successfully completing this workshop, you will be eligible to move into the Online Peer Reviewer Certification. In addition, you will gain ideas to improve your own courses using the QM Standards.
How do I register: Log into MyQM. SELECT: Workshop – Register, Dedicated Training, find the corresponding workshop date, click on Register link.
Location: The University of Akron, Leigh Hall 414.
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, (lunch is not provided).
Who should attend: faculty who are interested in improving the quality of online/blended courses and faculty who are in becoming a peer-certified reviewers.
What is covered in the workshop: The workshop will cover the underlying principles of QM; the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components; how to apply the 5th Edition QM Rubric to review online courses; applying the concept of alignment; writing helpful recommendations for course improvement and much more.