Spring 2020 Course Development Institute

The Course Development Institute (CDI) is a cohort-based program that provides an in-depth course development experience for NMSU Las Cruces’ faculty. It provides faculty with a combination of professional development workshops, mentoring, and work time to develop or revise their online course to meet a Quality Matters (QM) Internal Review. Plan on spending an estimated 20 hours for professional development sessions plus additional course development work time.
Application closes on January 29, 2020. If you have questions please contact Beth Apodaca, OCIP Coordinator, 646-1572 or bapodaca@nmsu.edu.

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2020 Quality in Online Education Conference

Join Quality Matters Reviewers, educators, students, and administrators from New Mexico State University (Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Dona Ana, Grants, and Las Cruces) to share, learn and connect concerning quality in online education.  One can also gain insights on how Quality Matters supports meeting standards for accreditation and compliance as well as assuring quality in online course design when you attend the Quality in Online Education Conference, March 6, 2020, from 8:30 am -3:30 pm on the Doña Ana East Mesa Campus for face-two-face attendance ($25 registration fee) or virtual attendance through Adobe Connect ($10 registration fee).  Schedule and presentation descriptions will be posted on February 10, 2020!

If you have questions please contact Krista MacDonald at 575.528.7023 or kkozel@dacc.nmsu.edu.

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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 Can I Write a Course Syllabus That's Worth Reading?

January 29, 2020
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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OCIP: Mini-Workshop - What Are The Communication Musts in an Online Class?

February 3, 2020
Monday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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OCIP: Let's Talk Online Teaching

February 5, 2020
Wednesday 11:30 - 1:00 AM

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OCIP: Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)

February 7, 2020
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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OCIP's Tips

Efficiently communicate with your students!

Posting regular announcements in your online course can be a time-saving way to communicate with your whole class and help create a consistent online instructor presence.  Announcements in Canvas have the benefits that  They remain available in the course. They can be scheduled in advance. They allow for rich formatting so you can add headings,...Continue reading "Efficiently communicate with your students!" »

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CC to Support Accessibility and More

Closed captioning (CC) provides text translation of audio of a video or presentation with a voiceover. Several benefits of CC  include: support for accessibility so deaf or hard of hearing learners can access the audio. Increased engagement of learners in content via seeing and hearing what is being said. greater support for second-language learners.  even...Continue reading "CC to Support Accessibility and More" »

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Supplement Your Course With Videos

Videos are a staple in online education. There are many educational benefits to presenting course materials in video format including: Increased student motivation Enhanced learning experience Potential for deeper learning of the subject Development of learner autonomy Enhanced team working and communication skills Learning resources for future use Another advantage of video usage is the...Continue reading "Supplement Your Course With Videos" »

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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...Continue reading "QM Connect National Conference 2019" »

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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...Continue reading "OCIP Summer Course Development Institute" »

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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....Continue reading "The Quality on Online Education Conference at Alamogordo CC was a Success!" »

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