APPQMR April 07, 2017 at Columbus State Community College

An opportunity is available for Faculty and Staff for official Quality Matters training hosted by the Ohio Quality Matters Consortium.

As part of this consortium we are able to participate in this day long, consortium hosted Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop training free of cost.

For a description of what the workshop is about, deadlines, registration information and meals provided please click here to see the attached pdf.

Please note that this is not through The Ohio State University, but the Ohio Quality Matters Consortium. Interested Faculty and Staff will need to follow the attached registration process and it is on a first come first serve basis to the entire consortium. The participant will need to provide their own transportation, laptop with a wireless connection and their own Quality Matters APPQMR Workbook for the training.

Note: Please read the flyer if you need to bring your own Quality Matters APPQMR Workbook with you, or if one will be provided.

Registration Contact: Please see the flyer for registration information
Registration Website: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop by CSCC Digital Education and Instructional Services

If you have any questions about obtaining a workbook or other QM related questions, please feel to contact me at lombardo.89@osu.edu

Thank you,

Tim Lombardo
OSU Quality Matters Coordinator
Office of Distance Education and eLearning

Applying the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric – Online Workshop starting October 05, 2016

LEARNING GOALS

  1. Identify the underlying principles of QM. (Recognize key QM underlying principles and concepts.)
  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, Fifth Edition, 2014 to review online courses.
  4. Make decisions on whether the SPCH 1113 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.

Quality Matters is a community built to empower instructor success in online course design.  QM advocates range from instructors testing the waters of online learning to seasoned veterans. This community recognizes the impact that a well-designed course has on student achievement. Participating in the Applying the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric workshop is the first step to learning this research-driven set of national standards. Completion of training provides instructors an opportunity to collaborate with peers in the design and review of online courses in addition to access to resources including the fully annotated QM rubric. Register today.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APP) is QM’s flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses.

This workshop is the prerequisite for participants who wish to continue on to the Peer Reviewer Course (PRC).

About the Workshop

  • It is completely online and asynchronous.
  • There are assignments that are due and discussions that you will need to participate in.
  • It lasts two weeks.
    • The workshop opens at 7am on Thu, 10/05/2016 and the last day to turn in assignments is 11:59 on Thu, 10/19/2016.
  • A certified Quality Matters Online APPQMR Facilitator facilitates the workshop.
  • There are no prerequisite requirements for the workshop.
  • Participants can expect to spend about 10-15 hours per week in this workshop to successfully complete it.
  • The Applying the QM Rubric: Syllabus (Abbreviated) can be found using this link
  • Costs $25 per person for OSU and other Ohio QM Consortium Members.

Workshop Delivery

  • The workshop takes place in a Moodle instance. The Moodle workshop is designed, hosted, and created by Quality Matters and is facilitated by an OSU campus QM coordinator. Using QM’s Moodle is the only way to deliver the online version of the Applying the QM Rubric Course. However, the content is applicable and valuable in any higher education online course, no matter what the learning management system may be.

Who should attend?

  • This session is intended for any person interested in creating or improving their online or blended course. All who wish to understand more about Quality Matters are welcome! Those who may find this session especially useful include faculty, instructional designers, administrators and adjunct instructors.

OSU Faculty and Staff Registration Reminders

  • As a reminder, you will need to input an eRequest for payment of workshop fees ($25) before you register for the classes to be in compliance with OSU policy and to avoid the after the fact policy violation.
  • You can find information about submitting an eRequest in this OSU Quality Matters Blog post.

Cancellation Policy

  • If an individual registers for the workshop and does not follow the proper cancellation procedures, that individual or his or her unit or department will be responsible for paying the registration fee.

Registration Information

When: 10/05/2016 7:00 AM – 10/19/2016 11:59 PM
Enrollment close on: 10/03/2016 12:00:00 AM
Registration is required at: https://carmen-services.it.ohio-state.edu/Events/Event/Details/973

Contact The Ohio State University Quality Matter Coordinator, Tim Lombardo at lombardo.89@osu.edu to learn more about Quality Matters and learn more how OSU faculty and staff can be compensated for the cost of workshops through the ODEE Quality Matters Grants.

Ohio Quality Matters Consortium 2016 Annual Member’s Meeting

The Ohio State University and other institutions in the Ohio Statewide QM Consortium are welcome to visit the The University of Toledo – Main Campus for the Fourth Ohio Quality Matters Consortium Annual Member Meeting!

This meeting is free to consortium members. The Annual Member’s Meeting will be a day of hands-on information sessions focusing on Quality Matters initiatives. There will also be time and opportunities for networking with your peers from around the state.

WHEN: Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM ET
WHERE:  The University of Toledo – Main Campus, Student Union – Ingman Room

REGISTER HERE
Registration Deadline: Monday, May 2nd, 2016.

ABOUT:

  • Hands-on information sessions focusing on Quality Matters initiatives, including:
    • Research opportunities
    • Faculty development initiatives
    • Online accessibility
    • Instructional strategies for learner interaction and engagement
    • Competency-based education
    • And more!
  • Q&A with the Ohio QM Executive Committee
  • Networking with peers from around the state
  • Continental breakfast and lunch provided
  • FREE to Ohio QM Consortium members!

Applying the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric – Online Workshop starting March 30, 2016

Workshop Learning Objectives

After completing Applying the QM Rubric (APP), participants will:

  1. Identify the underlying principles of QM. (Recognize key QM underlying principles and concepts.)
  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, Fifth Edition, 2014 to review online courses.
  4. Make decisions on whether the SPCH 1113 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.

Quality Matters is a community built to empower instructor success in online course design. QM advocates range from instructors testing the waters of online learning to seasoned veterans. This community recognizes the impact that a well-designed course has on student achievement. Participating in the Applying the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric is the first step to learning this research-driven set of national standards. Completion of training provides instructors an opportunity to collaborate with peers in the design and review of online courses in addition to gaining access to resources including the fully annotated QM rubric. Register today.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APP) is QM’s flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses.

This workshop is the prerequisite for participants who wish to continue on to the Peer Reviewer Course (PRC).

About the Workshop

  • It is completely online and asynchronous.
  • There are assignments that are due and discussions that you will need to participate in.
  • It lasts two weeks.
  • A certified Quality Matters Online APPQMR Facilitator facilitates the workshop.
  • There are no prerequisite requirements for the workshop.
  • Participants can expect to spend about 10-15 hours per week in this workshop to successfully complete it.
  • Costs $25 per person for OSU and other Ohio QM Consortium Members.

Workshop Delivery

  • The workshop takes place in a Moodle instance. The Moodle workshop is designed, hosted, and created by Quality Matters and is facilitated by an OSU campus QM coordinator. Using QM’s Moodle is the only way to deliver the online version of the Applying the QM Rubric Course. However, the content is applicable and valuable in any higher education online course, no matter what the learning management system may be.

Who should attend?

  • This session is intended for any person interested in creating or improving their online or blended course. All who wish to understand more about Quality Matters are welcome! Those who may find this session especially useful include faculty, instructional designers, administrators and adjunct instructors.

OSU Faculty and Staff Registration Reminders

  • As a reminder, you will need to input an eRequest for payment of workshop fees ($25) before you register for the classes to be in compliance with OSU policy and to avoid the after the fact policy violation.
  • Cancellation Policy
    • If an individual registers for the workshop and does not follow the proper cancellation procedures, that individual or his or her unit or department will be responsible for paying the registration fee.

When: 3/30/2016 7:00 AM – 4/13/2016 11:59 PM
Enrollment close on: 03/28/2016 11:59:00 PM
Registration is required at: https://carmen-services.it.ohio-state.edu/Events/Event/Details/778

Contact The Ohio State University Quality Matter Coordinator, Tim Lombardo at lombardo.89@osu.edu to learn more about Quality Matters and learn more how OSU faculty and staff can be compensated for the cost of workshops through the ODEE Quality Matters Grants.

On the twelfth day of December #QMOSU sent to me:

On the the twelfth day of December #QMOSU sent to me, twelve years that Quality Matters has been around.

2015 celebrates the twelfth year that Quality Matters has been around. QM started in 2003 as a FIPSE Grant awarded to Maryland Online as a 3 year grant project. Since then, QM has become its own non-profit and continues to expand not only nationally, but internationally as well.

It has been great the past 12 days sharing some facts about Quality Matters as well as progress that #QMOSU has made. I look forward to posting more in the new year about how QM is growing at The Ohio State University!

Eleven Participants in my last online APPQMR.
Ten Key Terms as Applied in the Quality Matters Rubric and Process.
Nine QM Committee Members.
Eight QM recognized courses.
Seven national conferences.
Six master reviewers.
Five standards on Accessibility and Usability.
Four QM principles.
Three QM workshop grant opportunities.
Two national conference presentations.
And a University Quality Matters Coordinator named Timothy.


Contact The Ohio State University Quality Matter Coordinator, Tim Lombardo at lombardo.89@osu.edu to learn more about Quality Matters and learn more how OSU faculty and staff can be compensated for the cost of training through the ODEE Quality Matters Grants. You can also follow the Twitter hashtag #QMOSU to find out what is happening at OSU surrounding QM.

On the eleventh day of December #QMOSU sent to me:

On the the eleventh day of December #QMOSU sent to me, Eleven Participants in my last online APPQMR.

This past September from the 24th to October 7th I ran my semerterly APPQMR. In the Spring of 2015 I only had about 6 participants. It is exciting to see that there is starting to be more of a demand for the Applying the QM Rubric workshop at OSU! I am hoping to increase it to the point where I have a full session of 20 participants. The online version is a great way to experience the student perspective on online education.

If you are interested please stayed tuned to this blog. You can also follow #QMOSU on Twitter or look for the event to be on the ODEE Event calendar which can be found at: https://carmen-services.it.ohio-state.edu/Events/

Ten Key Terms as Applied in the Quality Matters Rubric and Process.
Nine QM Committee Members.
Eight QM recognized courses.
Seven national conferences.
Six master reviewers.
Five standards on Accessibility and Usability.
Four QM principles.
Three QM workshop grant opportunities.
Two national conference presentations.
And a University Quality Matters Coordinator named Timothy.


Contact The Ohio State University Quality Matter Coordinator, Tim Lombardo at lombardo.89@osu.edu to learn more about Quality Matters and learn more how OSU faculty and staff can be compensated for the cost of training through the ODEE Quality Matters Grants. You can also follow the Twitter hashtag #QMOSU to find out what is happening at OSU surrounding QM.

On the tenth day of December #QMOSU sent to me:

On the the tenth day of December #QMOSU sent to me, Ten Key Terms as Applied in the Quality Matters Rubric and Process.

Quality Matters has identified and ten key terms when working with the Quality Matters rubric and the QM Process.  As practitioners of instructional design, we often forget that we use a jargon that a lot of people don’t understand.  This is a great list of terms with definitions.

Key Terms as Applied in the Quality Matters Rubric and Process:

  1. Alignment
  2. Course Delivery
  3. Course Design
  4. Blended Course
  5. Learning Objectives
  6. Learning Outcomes
  7. Quality Assurance
  8. Rubric
  9. Scalability
  10. Student Retention Rate

This is the link to the document of Key Terms as Applied in the Quality Matters Rubric and Process that contains the list with definitions.

Nine QM Committee Members.
Eight QM recognized courses.
Seven national conferences.
Six master reviewers.
Five standards on Accessibility and Usability.
Four QM principles.
Three QM workshop grant opportunities.
Two national conference presentations.
And a University Quality Matters Coordinator named Timothy.


Contact The Ohio State University Quality Matter Coordinator, Tim Lombardo at lombardo.89@osu.edu to learn more about Quality Matters and learn more how OSU faculty and staff can be compensated for the cost of training through the ODEE Quality Matters Grants. You can also follow the Twitter hashtag #QMOSU to find out what is happening at OSU surrounding QM.

On the ninth day of December #QMOSU sent to me:

On the the ninth day of December #QMOSU sent to me, Nine QM Committee Members.

Over the past year I have worked on forming what is currently an informal Quality Matters committee. We have been working on the best way to promote Quality Matters around campus.

Current members include:

  • Sarah Bear, The College of Education and Human Ecology
  • Susan Clark, The Fisher College of Business
  • Michael Kaylor, The College of Arts and Sciences
  • Rachel Kearney, The College of Dentistry
  • Jeanne Osborne, Wooster ATI
  • John Pryba, The College of Nursing
  • Margaret Murphy, The College of Public Health
  • Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo, The College of Veterinary Medicine‎‎
  • and myself, Timothy Lombardo from the Office of Distance Education and eLearning.

I am always looking for new members in colleges that are not represented. If you are interested in joining please contact me at lombardo.89@osu.edu

Eight QM recognized courses.
Seven national conferences.
Six master reviewers.
Five standards on Accessibility and Usability.
Four QM principles.
Three QM workshop grant opportunities.
Two national conference presentations.
And a University Quality Matters Coordinator named Timothy.


Contact The Ohio State University Quality Matter Coordinator, Tim Lombardo at lombardo.89@osu.edu to learn more about Quality Matters and learn more how OSU faculty and staff can be compensated for the cost of training through the ODEE Quality Matters Grants. You can also follow the Twitter hashtag #QMOSU to find out what is happening at OSU surrounding QM.

On the eighth day of December #QMOSU sent to me:

On the the eighth day of December #QMOSU sent to me, Eight QM recognized courses .

On August 12th, 2015, The Quality Matters (QM) Program, a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer-review process that certifies the quality of online courses, has recognized The Ohio State University’s, Catherine Montalto’s CON SCI 3940 The Multicultural Consumer: Methods of Data Analysis commitment to quality assurance by designing courses that meet Quality Matters standards.  Catherine P. Montalto, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology Department of Human Sciences.  Quality Matters has developed a widely respected set of standards for the design of effective online courses and a rigorous, faculty peer review process for applying these standards to existing courses. Through this process, reviewers provide instructors and instructional design teams with insights and recommendations that increase learner engagement, retention and satisfaction, and, ultimately, learner achievement.

The Ohio State University was recognized by Quality Matters for other courses including:

  1. Chemistry and Society (CHEM100D)
    1. Faculty Developer(s): Barbara Pappas
    2. Date Recognized: 2010-11-12
  2. Marriage & Society (SOCIOL 330)
    1. Faculty Developer(s): Marie Mika
    2. Date Recognized: 2012-03-13
  3. Online Learning Strategies and Skills (EDUPL 1159)
    1. Faculty Developer(s): Lauren Hensley
    2. Date Recognized: 2012-09-10
  4. Introduction to Psychology (Psych 1100)
    1. Faculty Developer(s): Ryan Hansen
    2. Date Recognized: 2013-04-22
  5. Quality Improvement in Advanced Nursing Care (NURSING 7480)
    1. Faculty Developer(s): Carolyn Schubert
    2. Date Recognized: 2013-07-05
  6. Quality Improvement in Doctoral Nursing Practice (NP 8480)
    1. Faculty Developer(s): Carolyn Schubert
    2. Date Recognized: 2014-08-13
  7. Dental Hygiene Educational Theory and Methods (DHY 6100)
    1. Faculty Developer(s): Rachel Henry
    2. Date Recognized: 2014-09-25
  8. CON SCI 3940 The Multicultural Consumer: Methods of Data Analysis
    1. Faculty Developer(s): Catherine Montalto
    2. Date Recognized: 2015-08-12

Seven national conferences.
Six master reviewers.
Five standards on Accessibility and Usability.
Four QM principles.
Three QM workshop grant opportunities.
Two national conference presentations.
And a University Quality Matters Coordinator named Timothy.


Contact The Ohio State University Quality Matter Coordinator, Tim Lombardo at lombardo.89@osu.edu to learn more about Quality Matters and learn more how OSU faculty and staff can be compensated for the cost of training through the ODEE Quality Matters Grants. You can also follow the Twitter hashtag #QMOSU to find out what is happening at OSU surrounding QM.

On the seventh day of December #QMOSU sent to me:

On the the seventh day of December #QMOSU sent to me, seven national conferences.

This past November, Quality Matters held it’s 7th national conference in San Antonio, Texas which I had the opportunity to attend and present. QM not only holds national conferences, but they also have regional conferences throughout the year. Currently, there is a call for presentation proposals for both the 2016 Regional Conference in New York and the 2016 8th Annual QM Conference in Portland, Oregon.

Six master reviewers.
Five standards on Accessibility and Usability.
Four QM principles.
Three QM workshop grant opportunities.
Two national conference presentations.
And a University Quality Matters Coordinator named Timothy.


Contact The Ohio State University Quality Matter Coordinator, Tim Lombardo at lombardo.89@osu.edu to learn more about Quality Matters and learn more how OSU faculty and staff can be compensated for the cost of training through the ODEE Quality Matters Grants. You can also follow the Twitter hashtag #QMOSU to find out what is happening at OSU surrounding QM.