The Online Course Improvement Program Summer Institute is underway with 14 participants designing content for online delivery. Working with Instructional Innovation and Quality Unit, instructors are applying best practices in course design that adheres to the Quality Matters rubric. Institute Goals include developing a course that meets the Quality Matters Standards in an informal or formal review, applying online learning strategies to online course design, and utilizing Canvas and other appropriate tools and technologies for online course design.
Visit Instructional Innovation and Quality’s webpage to learn more. http://instruction.nmsu.edu
Sharon Lalla, Sandy Johnson and Miley Grandjean, instructional consultants for Instructional Innovation and Quality, have been nominated to the Quality Matters Hall of Excellence for Quality Matters Course Reviewers. “Quality Matters expects all reviewers to be professional and knowledgeable about the QM standards, the review process, and be effective communicators” as well as support the course representative with helpful feedback and effective recommendations. As master reviewers, their nomination included Sharon’s and Sandy’s ability to go “above and beyond” in assisting course developers in meeting the expectations of a Quality Matters review.
Sharon, Sandy, and Miley will be recognized at the Quality Matters National Conference in November. Their names will added to the Hall of Excellence for QM Reviewers for Quality Matters.
For more information, please contact Quality Matters at http://qualitymatters.org .
Online Course Improvement Program
The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) is professional development for NMSU faculty focusing on improving the quality of online teaching and learning. It expands on services currently available through the Teaching Academy and Instructional Innovation and Quality.
Professional Development Programs
Services provided by OCIP
OCIP provides NMSU faculty with the following professional development services:
- Quality Matters at NMSU – Las Cruces
- Peer Review of Online Courses
- Scholarships for Conferences
- OCIP Events
- Online Conference Access
- OCIP Resource Center
- Memberships in national organizations
The goals of OCIP are:
- Assist faculty in enhanced web course design and delivery while reducing student textbook costs.
- Provide faculty instructional design services with a framework that supports peer interaction and encourages best practices for online learning.
- Facilitate participation in national digital content consortiums and relevant communities.
- Create and support a culture of quality for online courses taught at NMSU.
- Develop a scalable, customized professional development model.
The following documents provide data on the events, attendance, faculty participation, and additional information on the overall impact of the larger OCIP program and 1Yr+, which is a targeted professional development program. Both quantitative and qualitative data inform the findings.