Quality Matters @ William Paterson University

Quality Matters Training – Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)

October 31, 2014 ( 9:00am - 4:30pm)

The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop explores the Quality Matters Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online and blended courses. This is the QM foundation workshop for anyone who might be interested in participating on a peer review team in the future, and participants will surely be able to apply the strategies to their own online course design.  During this workshop participants have the opportunity to explore many standards of the Quality Matters rubric in depth, and to apply those standards to a demo course.

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QUALITY MATTERS:  A National Benchmark for Online Course DesignQuality Matters at William Paterson University

Quality Matters (QM) is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning. The program features:

- Faculty-centered, continuous improvement models for assuring the quality of online courses through peer review
- Professional development workshops and certification courses for instructors and online learning professionals
- Rubrics for applying quality standards to course design

Step 1: The instructional designers receive training from Quality Matters in applying the rubric, peer evaluations and face-to-face facilitating -- Spring 2014
Step 2: Faculty volunteers from across the curriculum receive similar training from QM and/or the instructional designers -- Fall 2014
Step 3: Rubric application is disseminated across the curriculum and faculty begin applying the concepts to their online and/or blended courses and the process of course certification begins -- Fall 2014, Spring 2015

Anyone interested in learning more can contact Robert Harris -- he or a member of the staff are happy to speak to individuals, groups, departments or colleges to describe the program and to ask what we can do for you!

Cheng Library 120K -- harrisr@wpunj.edu -- 973.720.2451


The Quality Matters Process

Quality Matters at William Paterson

Steps in a QM review
  1. Instructor submits worksheet
  2. Selection of the review team
  3. Pre-review meeting/conference call
  4. Course review
  5. Final report submission
  6. The review team and faculty member communicate as needed
  7. Faculty member submits course amendment
  8. Changes reviews/approved
  9. Course is certified
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