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.

Applying the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric – Online Workshop starting November 16, 2015

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

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 (QM course name here) 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.
  • 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 a Washington State Community College 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

Cost: $25
When: 11/16/2015 7:00 AM – 11/30/2015 11:59 PM
Enrollment close on: 11/13/2015 4:00:00 PM or until workshop is full
Registration is required at: Please contact The Ohio State University Quality Matter Coordinator, Tim Lombardo at lombardo.89@osu.edu to register

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.

Applying the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric – Online Workshop starting Sept 24, 2015

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 (QM course name here) 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.
  • 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: 9/24/2015 7:00 AM – 10/8/2015 11:59 PM
Enrollment close on: 9/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Registration is required at: https://carmen-services.it.ohio-state.edu/Events/Event/Details/598

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.

APPQMR Sept 18, 2015 at Ohio University – University of Cincinnati Clermont 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.

Deadline to register for this training is: 09/11/2015
Registration Contact: Please see the flyer for registration information

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

APPQMR March 27, 2015 at Ohio University – Lancaster Campus

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.

Deadline to register for this training is: 03/20/2015
Registration Contact: Please see the flyer for registration information

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

OSU Face-to-Face APPQMR as part of 2015 Kickstart Week

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning is hosting an Online Course Development Kickstart Week this January 5-9, 2015.  The goal of the Kickstart Week is for participants to get a jumpstart on developing their online course starting with measurable learning outcomes, assessments aligned to those outcomes, and weekly activities that engage students with the content in innovative ways.  Participants will leave having been oriented to the Digital Unions and the services offered.  They will have experienced developing for online engagement, web accessibility, and with an understanding of how copyright and intellectual property impacts what and how content is used online.

The Kickstart Week will be held in the Stillman Digital Union, and contain the following components:

  • Quality Matters: Applying the QM Rubric Workshop – One full day of Applying the QM Rubric workshop free of charge for those who are interested.
  • Course Development Workshop – Morning sessions T-F applying backward design methods working on course learning outcomes, assessments and activities in collaboration with instructional designers.  Hands-on experiential time with different technologies to engage learners.  Experts in copyright, web accessibility, and various technologies to speak with participants.
  • Online Creation Studio – Optional half-day afternoon “makerspace” sessions in the DU to create multi-media materials for their online courses with assistance from instructional designers.
  • Kickstart Week Blog – Used to share information out to participants before the sessions and for participants to share their ideas, questions and creations with each other.  Blog space continues the community after the Kickstart Week concludes.

Some of the top benefits of attending the Kickstart Week are:

  • Hands-on experience creating materials for online course using latest technologies.
  • Meet fellow online faculty and share ideas for creating engagement in online courses.
  • Experts share web accessibility and copyright information and resources.
  • Collaborate with instructional designers to create a solid plan for the course structure, content, and engaging media to create based on pedagogy and best practices.
  • Free Applying the QM Rubric Workshop!

Please share this opportunity with the faculty in your college.  Space is limited so we encourage those who are  interested to register soon by clicking the link http://osuir.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8wsL2YVFOmqC5PD.  For more information please visit our blog site at http://u.osu.edu/distanceeducation/


The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) Workshop is open to all OSU Faculty and Staff.  Please visit the APPQMR Registration website if you are interested in attending only that session.


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.

All Quality Matters related ODEE Distance Education blog posts can be found at the Quality Matters category of the ODEE Distance Education Blog

Citations

Adapted from the Fifth Edition, 2014 Quality MattersTM Rubric © by The Ohio State University

Quality MattersTM © 2008 MarylandOnline, Inc. Reprinted with permission by Grace Hall. Please contact MarylandOnline, Inc. for information or reprint permission.

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Applying the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric – Online Workshop starting Oct 20, 2014

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. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM process and perhaps become QM Peer Reviewers.

Participants who successfully complete Applying the QM Rubric may wish to continue on to the Peer Reviewer Course (PRC).The PRC specifically addresses the roles and responsibilities of a QM Peer Reviewer. It is intended for anyone who wants a detailed understanding of the Peer Reviewer’s role during course reviews. This may include those who intend to serve as Facilitators and/or Peer Reviewers on internal course review teams at their own institution or on external reviews.

Specific Workshop Information:

Online, two weeks, facilitated, $25 per person, no prerequisite requirements. Participants can expect to spend about 10-11 hours per week in this workshop to successfully complete it.  ODEE Grants are available to reimburse the cost of the workshop.  More information can be found at: http://go.osu.edu/qmgrants

When: Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:00 AM – Nov 03, 2014 5:00 PM
Enrollment close on: 10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
Registration is required at: https://carmen-services.it.ohio-state.edu/Events/Event/Details/405

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.

APPQMR August 19, 2014 at the The Ohio State University, Columbus Campus

An opportunity is available for Faculty and Staff for official Quality Matters training hosted by CETE, The Office of Distance Education and eLearning and is faclitated by Joni Tornwall (Manager of Instructional Services, OSU CON) as part of the Ohio Quality Matters Consortium. Registration is required (see below).

This workshop will explore the Quality Matters Project and Processes. As part of the QM initiative, the workshop will prepare you to positively impact the design of online/blended courses, ultimately leading to student learning and success!

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. After successfully completing this workshop, you will be eligible to enroll in the Online Peer Reviewer Certification course. In addition, you will gain ideas to improve your own courses using the QM Standards.

Upon Completion of this Workshop, You Will Be Able To:

  • Identify the underlying principles of QM.
  • Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes and administrative components.
  • Apply the QM Fifth Edition, 2014 Rubric to review online courses.
  • Make decisions on whether the SPH113 course meets selected QM Rubric standards.
  • Apply the concept of alignment.
  • Write helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Fifth Edition, 2014 Rubric and evidence from the course.

Who should attend?  This session is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review!

Required Materials: QM Fifth Edition, 2014 Rubric Workbook & a laptop with wireless capability

Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Breakfast and Check In at 8:30 AM)

Registration Link: http://go.osu.edu/f2fappqmr
Registration Deadline: August 11, 2014

Contact Tim Lombardo at lombardo.89@osu.edu or 614-688-2085 for information on obtaining the QM workbooks and available grants for the workbooks.

Thank you,

Tim Lombardo
Quality Matters Coordinator
Office of Distance Education and eLearning

Online APPQMR Starting June 30, 2014

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 two week long, consortium hosted online Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop training at a substantially reduced cost.

Some information about the online Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop to consider:

  • It is an Online, asynchronous, two weeks, facilitated by a certified Quality Matters online trainer session.
  • There are no prerequisite requirements.
  • Participants can expect to spend about 10 -12 hours per week in this workshop to successfully complete it.
  • Even though it is completely online and asynchronous, there are assignments that are due and discussions that you will need to participate in.
  • If the attendees sign up for the course and find that they cannot attend the course, they will need to follow the correct cancellation procedures before the course starts.

Deadline to register for this training is: 06/26/2014

How to Register: Contact The Ohio State Quality Matters Coordinator, Tim Lombardo at lombardo.89@osu.edu

There is limited seating available!

Contact The Ohio State Quality Matters 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.

Thank you,

Tim Lombardo

Quality Matters Coordinator
Office of Distance Education and eLearning

APPQMR June 13, 2014 at Kent State University – Kent Campus

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.

Workbooks can be purchased by clicking here and take about 2 weeks to arrive.

Deadline to register for this training is: 06/04/2014
Registration Link: https://kent.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4Mx7f74vajbslCt

If you have any questions please feel to contact me at lombardo.89@osu.edu

Thank you,

Tim Lombardo
Quality Matters Institutional Representative
Office of Distance Education and eLearning