What is Digital Flagship? (webinar recording)

Last week we were excited to host Cory Tressler from ODEE for a webinar discussion about Digital Flagship.  He explained what it is and how it will impact the university and paused for Q/A throughout.  If you were unable to attend the webinar live, below is a link to the webinar recording.  (Please pardon the abrupt start of the recording as the preliminary introductions were inadvertently cut off.)

If you have any questions about Digital Flagship, please email digitalflagship@osu.edu.

Webinar recording: http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/p85i2euixuw/

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.

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

On the the sixth day of December #QMOSU sent to me, six master reviewers.

By the of December there will at least 6 QM Master Reviews at The Ohio State University.  There will be two in the Office of Distance Education and eLearning, one in the Fisher College of Business, one in the College of Nursing and two in the College of Education and Human Ecology.

With more faculty going through the APPQMR and PRC, the hope is increase this number in the new year to start performing informal reviews around campus.

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 fifth day of December #QMOSU sent to me:

On the the fifth day of December #QMOSU sent to me, five standards on Accessibility and Usability.

General Standard 2 also has five standards which are pedagogically the pillars for the entire course.  General Standard 8 addresses standards which are important to federal mandates.  While writing this blog, I covered information how to help with meeting these standards which can be found at:

  1. Standard: 8.1 Course navigation facilitates ease of use.
  2. Standard: 8.2 Information is provided about the accessibility of all technologies required in the course.
  3. Standard: 8.3 The course provides alternative means of access to course materials in formats that meet the needs of diverse learners.
  4. Standard: 8.4 The course design facilitates readability.
  5. Standard: 8.5 Course multimedia facilitate ease of use.

Additional ODEE Resources can be found at:

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 fourth day of December #QMOSU sent to me:

On the the fourth day of December #QMOSU sent to me, four QM principles .

Everyone is familiar with the 8 general standards that Quality Matters has in its rubric. At the heart of QM are four underlying principles:

  1. Continuous: The process is designed so there is continual improvement of courses and all courses will meet expectations using the QM rubric which itself is continually improving with updates as new research is found.
  2. Centered: The process and rubric is centered on the research in best practices of instructional design, web design and research literature.
  3. Collegial: A Quality Matters review is part of a faculty driven, peer review process.  It is to be professional and non-judgmental.  It is an evaluation not a final judgment.
  4. Collaborative: The review is based on evidence found in the course in relation to the standards and the person’s own preferences with a collaborative team of a chair, subject matter expert and an external reviewer as well as the Faculty developer of the course.

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.