- Attended key meetings to share information about Quality Matters-Chairs Meeting and Division/Department meetings
- QM reviewer trained a few faculty - Susan Frost and Nancy Johnson (Radiography/X-Ray)
- Collaboratively developed a hybrid workshop that employs the QM rubric for developing an online or hybrid module (Making the Grade:Quality Matters in Online & Hybrid Course Design) We piloted two sessions in the Fall and are now running the workshop series via MCLI for FPG credit (16.5 hours) and all participants will have their module informally peer reviewed as well as conduct an informal peer review.
- We had 7 GateWay faculty go through the Making the Grade Workshop.
- GCC Gold Standard is a campus review process created by GCC instructional designers and faculty based on the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) Standards. GCC Gold Standards assure the online components of these courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and information they need to be successful learners.
- QM enables instructors to utilize tools to assist in developing, maintaining and reviewing online courses.
- QM also provides GCC a means for training eCourse faculty.
- Mesa's Distance Education Committee has decided that given the fact that the QM rubric is nationally recognized, updated bi-anually, and a goal of many of our sister colleges, that as a college we will adopt the rubric as our "official" online peer review, quality assurance document.
- Will use the rubric for professional development and for college wide conversations around online course design.
- Next major task: need to come up with a way to make the peer review process usable and scalable on a college level so that we can use the rubric and the peer review process to help be more consistent in our course design and development.
- While many do have genuine interest in a QM seal, many also simply want the opportunity to improve their course by having other people look at their course and provide specific feedback.
- Considering a QM committee whose members would be in charge of running other instructors’ courses through QM standards or a mentor program, something so we can have an in-house, non-threatening type of review between instructors.
- Jim Patterson is certified and has done four national evaluations. He is SME in business, I.T., instructional technology (education), and communication.
- Patti Marsh and Sue Van Boven attended the QM national conference last summer.
- Carolyn Miller is our new instructional designer and is QM certified.
- Doss Powell has done two reviews:
- PGCC Anthropology Faculty review Spring 2010, completed 3/29/2010
- MCCD English Faculty review Spring 2009, completed 5/12/2009
- Up to this point, we have encouraged faculty to get QM training and embed principles in their courses. We plan on more upcoming since we now have a fulltime instructional designer.
- Awarded 9 eLearning grants to faculty. As a part of that grant, they agree to follow the QM process and to have their course reviewed by QM (nationally or within MCCCD).
- We have funds set aside for 5 courses to be reviewed by QM on a national level, if needed. We hope that we can use QM review within the district in order to have more courses reviewed without large costs.
- We plan to submit 3-5 people who would like to participate in QM Reviewer training if offered.
- Kurt Chambers received certification as a QM Master Reviewer (March 2010).
- The QM rubric is embedded in the course design process. Each of the instructional designers has had basic training in the rubric and some are getting reviewer certification this week. Every online course at the college is guided through the development process by an instructional designer.
- Rio’s total number of peer reviewers: 5.
- Michael Cottam, the Rio QM liaison, will be attending the Quality Matters conference in Chicago in June.
- We have conducted some internal, informal reviews of courses. We plan to put ENG101 through an official review as soon as the paperwork process is completed.
- Accessibility of multimedia content is one of our largest concerns right now. We are developing strategies to systematically ensure that all media is accessible.
- QM Courses Reviewed:
To date, two courses have been evaluated approved per the QM rubric.
CIS120DC, Flash: Digital Animation (January 2010)
JRN201, News Writing (August 2009)
8 SCC faculty have gone through the QM training.
SCC has been using QM as a guide for development of online and hybrid classes. Training on the QM rubric as a tool to help with the design has been on-going since summer 2009.
Faculty who will be paid for development of their online and hybrid courses will use the QM rubric as a design tool, will go through an informal QM review by the campus Instructional Designer, and will go through a formal QM review. We have a number of faculty eager to go through QM review.
- Lisa Young received certification as a QM Master Reviewer (March 2010).
Last updated: June 16, 2010