Quality Matters – Online Economics Faculty at MCC Presented May 18, 2010 Mesa Community College
Greg Pratt , Economics Faculty, Mesa Community College
This poster session will overview the ongoing process by MCC Online Faculty to incorporate Quality Matters (QM) into online economics classes. This ongoing process began 2 years ago and is based upon four pillars of inclusiveness, collaboration, transparency and a results orientation. This post session will overview all 4 of the pillars, the process and the preliminary results.
3. A view of the timeline employed by the group Fall 2008 – initial discussions Spring 2009 – process begins Summer 2009 – pilot begins Fall 2009 – initial results used to adjust and move to Phase 2 Winter interssion 2009/10 – adjustments begin Spring 2010 – data collection, review of process
4. One rationale for the use of an inclusive, collaborative, transparent and results oriented approach GET SOMETHING DONE!!!
5. Data collected during the calendar years 2009 Retention “appears” to be improving Student learning online “appears” to be similar to face to face (Use of TUCE) suggests pre test/post test improvement in the 25-50% range for both delivery modes Useful information from distance readiness survey http://mccsocialsciences.wetpaint.com/page/2009+MCC+Online+Economics+Results
6. A set of questions that can be used for reflection Our conversation began with two questions - How effective are our online courses? How might we improve our online courses?
7. How one form of social networking - wiki - can be used to facilitate and document a process
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