February 2023

Online Learning Innovation Summit

February 10, 2023, 8 am – 4 pm
Bryant Conference Center

For more information about OLIS 2023, visit the OLIS website.

 

Improving Your Online Course (IYOC)

Date: February 16 – March 2
Facilitator: Cheryl Bosarge

Complete this form to request registration information for Improving Your Online Course. Please note: An existing online course will be required for participation. Registrants without an online course may be dropped from the workshop.

The Improving Your Online Course workshop explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own online courses and develop a course improvement plan.

The content is based on the essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric. Participants come away with a plan for course improvement so enrolling in the workshop with a pre-developed online course is required.

This workshop is suitable for faculty, adjunct instructors, and instructional designers who have a course they want to improve. Participants will apply the essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric to their own online course, describe the alignment of at least one module/unit in their course, and prioritize improvements to the course.  Participants will need an online course to improve and 8-10 hours of time per week to spend on achieving the learning objectives. This workshop is facilitated, fully online, and asynchronous, with firm deadlines.


April 2023

Designing Your Online Course (DYOC)

Date: April 6 – 20
Facilitator: Cheryl Bosarge

Complete this form to request registration information for Designing Your Online Course. Please note: This workshop requires a course you plan to develop for delivery online.

The Designing Your Online Course workshop includes an overview of the QM Rubric and provides a framework for participants to design an online course plan. An integral element of the workshop is an exploration of the eight General Standards of the QM Rubric, focusing on learning objectives and overall course alignment.

This workshop is suitable for faculty and instructors who are new to online teaching. Participants will complete a Course Development Plan. The plan includes all of the essential Specific Review Standards (SRS) with a column for how the participant will meet the SRS in their course and what resources they will need. Participants will need a course they plan to develop for online delivery and 8 to 10 hours of time per week to dedicate to the workshop. This workshop is facilitated, fully online, and asynchronous, with firm deadlines.


Ongoing

Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate (TOC)

For funding consideration for the QM Teaching Online Certificate, please complete the Application Form.  A limited number of seats will be available Spring 2023.

The Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate prepares instructors to demonstrate knowledge mastery of online teaching. The rigorous seven-workshop series provides current and potential online instructors with an in-depth student experience as they learn the background knowledge to successfully teach online.

Required workshops include:

  • Gauging Your Technology Skills
  • Evaluating Your Course Design
  • Exploring Your Institution’s Policies
  • Orienting Your Online Learners
  • Connecting Learning Theories to Your Teaching Strategies
  • Creating Presence in Your Online Course
  • Assessing Your Learners

This seven-workshop series requires a total time commitment of 11 weeks and approximately 80-90 hours. Workshops do not have to be scheduled consecutively or taken in a specific order, although QM recommends taking them in the order listed above. The Teaching Online Certificate is awarded by QM upon successful completion of all seven workshops.

UA Online content experts must complete all 7 workshops prior to the start of course development to be eligible for additional compensation.


Recordings

Can’t make it to a scheduled live virtual session? Some of our live virtual events are recorded. Check our On-Demand Resources page for a current listing of recordings. Quality Matters workshops are not recorded.

For Faculty Development and Training Contact:

 Email Cheryl Bosarge

Phone:  (205) 348-4860

For Technical Support Contact:

 Email Technical Support

Phone:  (866) 205-1011