Quality Matters @ Bucks Inter-Collegiate Quality Assurance in Online Learning TodayвЂ™s SessionвЂ¦ вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў What is QM? Why QM @ Bucks? Introduction and use of QM Rubric QM Process and Principles Participation in Quality Matters Overview Quality Matters is . . . a continuous improvement model for assuring the quality of online courses through a faculty review process. ~ Fact Sheet ~ QM Foundations вЂў Based in national standards of best practice, the research literature, and instructional design principles вЂў Designed to promote student learning вЂў Integral to continuous quality improvement вЂў Part of an inter-institutional, facultydriven, collegial peer review process For Our Purposes, Quality IsвЂ¦ вЂў More than average; more than вЂњgood enoughвЂќ вЂў An attempt to capture whatвЂ™s expected in an effective online course at about an 85% level вЂў Based on research and widely accepted standards 85 % Why QM @ Bucks? вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Accreditation Internal Assessments Faculty/Student Feedback WebCT 6 WhatвЂ™s in it for Faculty вЂ¦ вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Fresh eyes leads to course improvement Quality assurance Validates best practices in online learning Reduces redundant procedural questions More time on teaching Expands professional community Recognition by BCCC community WhatвЂ™s in it for Students вЂ¦ вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Cleaner navigation & accessibility Faster start: reduced frustration Stronger engagement Course baseline standards Learning objectives & outcomes aligned Quality online learning experience Success!! WhatвЂ™s in it for Institutions вЂ¦ вЂў Gain access to a sustainable, replicable, scalable QA process вЂў Strengthens institutionвЂ™s accreditation package вЂў Positively impact articulation agreements вЂў Provide professional development activities вЂў Improve student retention The Tools QM Rubric The Rubric вЂў Eight standards: вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ вЂ“ Course Overview and Introduction Learning Objectives Assessment and Measurement Resources and Materials Learner Interaction Course Technology Learner Support Accessibility Key components must align. QM Rubric Features вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Online Demo Rubric Annotations Our Examples Exemplary Course (?) www.esac.org/fdi/rubric/finalsurvey/demorubric.asp Peer Review Process вЂў Sometimes teaching an online course can feel isolating. вЂў How do we know if our course is effective? вЂў How do we make changes to our course to make it even better for our students? вЂў Sometimes we just need a fresh pair of eyes. Quality Matters: Course Peer Review Process Institutions Faculty Course Developers Course Course Meets Quality Expectations National Standards & Research Literature Rubric Faculty Reviewers Training Peer Course Review Feedback Course Revision Instructional Designers Rubric Scoring Standards Points Relative Value 14 3 Essential 12 2 Very Important 14 1 Important TOTALS 40 80 вЂў Team of three (3) reviewers вЂў One score per standard based on majority вЂў Assigned point value; not sliding scale To Meet ExpectationsвЂ¦ A course must: вЂў Rate вЂњYesвЂќ on all 14 of the 3-point вЂњessentialвЂќ standards. вЂў Earn minimum 68 out of 80 points 68/80 = 85% The QM process isвЂ¦ вЂў Not about an individual instructor вЂ“ ItвЂ™s about the course вЂў Not about faculty evaluation вЂ“ ItвЂ™s about course quality вЂў Not about вЂњwinnersвЂќ and вЂњlosersвЂќ вЂ“ ItвЂ™s about continuous improvement in a supportive environment Remember... вЂў Continuous quality improvement is our goal. вЂў This is a learning process for us all. вЂў WeвЂ™re вЂњconstructingвЂќ and helping to determine what вЂњquality matters.вЂќ For more information: Visit the website: www.QualityMatters.org Or contact: Mary Ellen Bornak (firstname.lastname@example.org) Georglyn Davidson (email@example.com) Michael Hennessey (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sachi Horback (email@example.com) Thanks to YOUвЂ¦ Quality Matters вЂ¦pass it on!