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 20, 2029. If you have questions please contact Beth Apodaca, OCIP Coordinator, 646-1572 or bapodaca@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 Course Development Institute Open Lab

Instructor-Led
December 6, 2019
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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OCIP: Strategies for Teaching Online

Virtual Class
January 6, 2020
January 6 - 20, Online in Canvas

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OCIP: Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)

Instructor-Led
January 10, 2020
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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OCIP: Mini-Workshop - How Can I Write a Course Syllabus That's Worth Reading?

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

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OCIP's Tips

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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Help your students be successful!

In many ways, online learning is different than face-to-face classroom learning.  Students in an online course should be more self-directed, have time management skills, and be ready to take responsibility for their own learning.  Because of this, consider providing students tips on how to be an online student. Check out this example from California State...Continue reading "Help your students be successful!" »

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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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