In Centralia College's eLearning department we've been working to integrate concepts from the new Quality Matters rubric into our internal eLearning Quality Checklist. Both Connie S. and Kathy B. have completed training to upgrade their skills to the new rubric. Highlights of the 2011-2013 Rubric are still eight General Standards 41 specific standards 81 points or … Continue reading New Quality Matters Rubric
Quality Matters (QM) is conducting a survey of faculty teaching online to find out more about the online teaching experience. They say: This national survey is expected to provide baseline data of typical instructor tasks performed in online courses and ranked by time spent and perceived importance. The data will be aggregated for your institution, … Continue reading Faculty – Help us learn more about your online experience by completing this survey
I was browsing our blog stats and noticed this blog post that linked to our content. Doug Wood is an education consultant in the UK with a lot of experience teaching online, specializing in synchronous (live online) environments like Elluminate. He offers his Ten Tips based on his experience and observations. One interesting one is … Continue reading From the UK: Top Ten Tips for Effective eLearning
Quality Matters provides a national standard for quality online and blended course design. We have some training opportunities available if you'd like to know more about applying the QM rubric to your online or blended course. As you may know, here at Centralia College we use this to help faculty guide design of courses. Kathy … Continue reading Quality Matters Training Available – Learn How To Apply the QM Rubric or Become An Official Reviewer
While we use aspects of Quality Matters (QM) here at Centralia College, QM measures just one piece of the overall quality of a course - the Course Design. The chart below does not pretend to address each and every aspect of a quality course, and each section may have greater or lesser importance than others, … Continue reading What Makes a “Quality” Course?
Yesterday I was talking with faculty in Kemp Hall (Centralia College campus) when Sharon Mitchler said "I wish we could just rent Kathy for a while." Ding! Ding! Ding! What a great idea! Beginning next week, I'll be working out of the adjunct office in Kemp Hall for a bit each week. I'll be there Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00. … Continue reading Rent-a-Kathy?
Centralia College is part of a state-wide initiative to adopt and/or "modify and use" the Quality Matters rubric. This QM rubric is a nationally recognized, research-based checklist used to evaluate course design for fully online and hybrid courses. Formally, applying the rubric is a team process of peer-evaluation between faculty and is NOT used for faculty … Continue reading Quality Matters @ Centralia College
If you're a Centralia College employee - come see me! Drop by my office in LIBR 125. You can schedule appointments with me too! I often deal with technology or instruction topics and while yes, I can send emails and talk on the phone; you can't beat a face-to-face conversation. I'd be glad to help … Continue reading COME SEE ME!
Listen to the podcast This is going to be dangerously fun to do, these podcasts. Kathy and I got together quickly between meetings today and did this. We completely winged. No script, one take. Check it out!
First, it's very cool! Quality Matters (QM) is a way of reviewing and evaluating the design of a fully online or hybrid course. It's a nationally recognized rubric. It's a collaborative process between a review team and the faculty member teaching the course. The outcome is course improvement. QM is broken down into eight categories. … Continue reading Quality Matters – what is it?