Fall 2019 Course Development Institutes

The Online Course Improvement Program is excited to announce its Fall 2019 session dates for the Course Development Institute. CDI provides intensive professional development in online course development; appropriate for all levels of ability. The focus of this institute is to offer tools and support to online instructors as they develop their courses to meet a Quality Matters Internal Review.

More Info Application

Application closes August 28, 2019. If you have questions please contact Beth Apodaca, OCIP Coordinator, 646-1572 or bapodaca@nmsu.edu.

2019 Leading the Way Award 

The Leading the Way award recognizes a NMSU main campus faculty, staff, or administrator who “walks the talk” in terms of professional growth, quality focus, mentorship and leadership, in the areas of educational technology, blended and online teaching and learning and, policy in these areas. Someone who is an advocate and change agent in both action and word is eligible for this recognition.

More Info Application

Application closes August 28, 2019. If you have questions please contact Beth Apodaca, OCIP Coordinator, 646-1572 or bapodaca@nmsu.edu.

About OCIP

The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) is professional development for NMSU faculty focusing on improving the quality of online teaching and learning. 

Professional Development Programs

Instructional Design professional development to assist faculty in developing an online or blended course that meets a QM rubric.

Professional Development Programs

Summer Institute Dates: May-June
Application: Spring

Course Development Institute Dates: Jan-May and Aug-Dec
Application: Nov-Jan and July-Aug

Quality Matters (QM)

The Quality Matters (QM) Program is a leader in quality assurance for online education. Its focus is on collegial and continuous improvement in online education and student learning.

Upcoming Workshops

OCIP: Mini-Workshop - How do I Align Learning Objectives with Technology Using Backward Design?

Instructor-Led
August 29, 2019
Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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OCIP: Mini-Workshop - How Can Promoting Academic Integrity Improve Learning Outcomes for Students?

Instructor-Led
September 9, 2019
Monday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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OCIP: Planning an Online Course: Curriculum Mapping

Instructor-Led
September 10, 2019
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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OCIP: Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)

Instructor-Led
September 13, 2019
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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OCIP's Tips

Importance of Timely Feedback

Feedback should be clear, specific, and timely so students are fully informed of their progress in any class.  In order for students to benefit from feedback, it must be timely, frequent, and useful for improving student performance by noting what students did well, what students need to improve upon, and how to make the noted improvements. To read more on this important teaching tip, read the Faculty Focus article, The Need for Balanced Feedback (2018).

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Label the Required Readings for your course

Clearly note which readings are required and which are optional.  This can usually be found in the syllabus but including it in the Module Overview pages makes it easier for students to see as they go through the course. See the Course Developer’s Guide for Examples https://ocip.nmsu.edu/resources/cdg/

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Develop Learning Cycles

Establish a predictable learning cycle of activities so your students and you know what to expect and can manage time better. For example, in an undergraduate course with weekly units, Day 1 readings and vocabulary worksheet; Day 2 quiz, discussion post, and vocabulary game; Day 3 research for one page paper; Day 4 discussion replies and vocabulary quiz; Day 5 one page research paper. For a graduate course with three-week units, Weeks 1, 2 & 3 ongoing discussion & replies and Personal Learning Plan (PLP) work. Week 1 readings and research one additional resource; Week 2 technology tool skill development …

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Latest News

QM Connect National Conference 2019

Presentation accepted for Quality Matters Conference Strategies for Teaching Online: Aligning Online Teaching to the Quality Matters Rubric presentation proposal was accepted for the QM Connect National Conference, October 27-30, 2019. The presentation will share how a 2-week short course was designed and developed to meet the professional development needs for those teaching online at NMSU.  The Strategies for Online Teaching course models best practices for design of online content based on the Quality Matters Rubric. Sandra Johnson, instructional consultant with the Online Course Improvement Program, will be attending and presenting at the upcoming QM Connect Conference.

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OCIP Summer Course Development Institute

OCIP Summer Course Development Institute Will Support 25 NMSU Las Cruces Faculty The OCIP Summer Course Development Institute will be supporting 24 NMSU Las Cruces faculty participants this year. Summer CDI runs May 10-23, kicking off on Friday, May 10, with a 2-hour Orientation session. The next two weeks will be filled with workshops and activities put on by both the OCIP and Academic Technology instructional consultants, covering topics related to online course design, online teaching, Canvas and Quality Matters. All sessions will be taught in MH 169, with an open lab available in MH 81 every day. We're excited to be working …

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The Quality on Online Education Conference at Alamogordo CC was a Success!

The 2019 Quality in Online Education Conference was a collaborative success. Presentations from across the NMSU system were provided to 80 face-to-face attendees with another 26 attending virtually through Adobe Connect. The QM System Team (Dona Ana, Grants, Carlsbad, Alamogordo, and Las Cruces) thanks each of you for your help in putting this conference together. It could not happen without a team effort! Thank you for all you do in providing support for online education.

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