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Professional Development Programs
Instructional Design professional development to assist faculty in developing an online or blended course that meets a QM rubric.
OCIP: Mini-Workshop - How Can I Build Community in My Online Classes?
August 21, 2018
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
OCIP: QM Peer Reviewer Update
August 22, 2018
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
OCIP: Course Mapping
September 4, 2018
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
OCIP: Strategies for Teaching Online
September 5, 2018
September 5 - 19, Online in Canvas
Want to help students succeed and minimize their questions? A Getting Started Module can help insure that students are well-oriented, set-up to learn, and starting to feel like part of a community. Your Getting Started module might include a course overview, a course navigation tour, an instructor welcome, the first activities that need to be completed, and introductory assignments like a syllabus quiz and an icebreaker discussion. You can find a Welcome Module template in the OCIP Course Developer’s Guide.
Simply placing a face-to-face course online is not enough for today’s students. Active learning and opportunities for student engagement and interaction must be planned and provided through the learning management system. Online learning needs to actively engage students to improve learning outcomes and improve retention rates. Online course design tip: Set clear course goals that are achievable and measurable, and then communicate them to your learners. The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) recommends course mapping to assist in creating a more organized course. A course map will demonstrate in a very clear way the alignment of course components and learning goals or objectives …
There is a free workshop for anyone from NMSU including all Peer Reviewers, Master Reviewers, Course Review Managers, QM Coordinators, and QM-Certified Online and Face-to-Face Facilitators, and Higher Education member who wants to learn the difference between the QM Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014, and the QM Higher Education Rubric, Sixth Edition. In this free workshop, one will identify differences between the QM Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, and the QM Higher Education Rubric, Sixth Edition, identify differences between the Course Worksheet for the QM Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, and the QM Higher Education Rubric, Sixth Edition, and …
The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) has been hard at work ensuring courses meet expectations for quality in online course design to enhance student learning. OCIP trains and mentors faculty on how to develop and continuously improve online courses using the Quality Matters Rubric (qualitymatters.org). To date in FY18, OCIP has completed 65 Internal Reviews (with one peer reviewer) and 6 Formal Reviews (with three peer reviewers). The OCIP team thanks all faculty and staff who have participated in the workshops, presentations, and events and have gone a step further to develop a quality online course.
Dr. Sandy Johnson was a guest panelist for a national webinar "How We Prepare Our Faculty for a Quality Matters Review" with Renée Petrina, Principal Online Instructional Designer, Indiana University; David Becker, Instructional Design & Technology Specialist, Indiana University Southeast; and Pat Abrego, Director of Instructional Technology & Distance Education, Texas A&M International University. The conversation revolved around the questions: How do you ensure consistent quality in online courses? How does your institution prepare for a Quality Matters Internal Review? A QM review is a significant investment of time. How can you be confident that a course and a faculty member are …