“Quality Matters”
Theme: Blended Learning Tour
DB
Introduction
The Quality Matters Program
DB
PLU Institutional Memberships
• The SLOAN-Consortium
• online learning professional organization
• supports research, publ...
PLU Institutional Memberships
• The Quality Matters Program
• online course review program
• peer-review process using rub...
The Quality Matters Rubric
• 8 sets of standards for quality in these areas:
1. Course Overview and Introduction
2. Learni...
Quality Matters and PLU
JL
Quality Matters and PLU
• Why QM?
• Leader in setting international standards for online courses
• Rubric standards are cl...
Quality Matters and PLU
• How does the QM process fit PLU Culture?
• collegial focus
• standards-based
• improvement orien...
The Quality Matters
Review Process
SS
Quality Matters Review Process
Informal PLUTO Review
Begins with:
• Pairing of two faculty
reviewers, one facilitator
• Sh...
Quality Matters Review Process
What will the PLUTO review process look like in practice?
• Utilize QM Rubric Standards
• U...
Quality Matters Review Process
What is considered “appropriate” feedback?
• Student centered
No: “I can see that you put a...
Quality Matters Review Process
Example: Learner Support, Standards 7.1-7.4
“If you have trouble in this course, call the H...
Quality Matters Review Process
• Now that every is an expert in:
• APPQMR
• QM Peer Review
• Ready to begin!
Quality Matters:
Practice Activity
25 Minutes for Four Examples
SS
Practice Activity
• Goals:
• Model individual reviewer process (2 minutes)
• Utilize activity checklist and feedback hando...
Practice Activity
Example 1:
Course Overview & Intro, Standards 1.1-1.8
Practice Activity
Example 2:
Learning Objectives, Standards 2.1-2.5
Practice Activity
Example 3:
Instructional Materials, Standards 4.1-4.6
Practice Activity
Example 4:
Course Technology, Standards 6.1-6.5
Quality Matters:
Next Steps
DB
Next Steps
• QM peer review
• Peer review matrix
• Important dates
• Course access by Aug 1
• Review completion by Aug 15
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PLUTO Institute: Quality Matters Course Tour

  1. 1. “Quality Matters” Theme: Blended Learning Tour DB
  2. 2. Introduction The Quality Matters Program DB
  3. 3. PLU Institutional Memberships • The SLOAN-Consortium • online learning professional organization • supports research, publications • provides professional development
  4. 4. PLU Institutional Memberships • The Quality Matters Program • online course review program • peer-review process using rubric of 8 standards • can result in certification of course
  5. 5. The Quality Matters Rubric • 8 sets of standards for quality in these areas: 1. Course Overview and Introduction 2. Learning Objectives 3. Assessment and Measurement 4. Resources and Materials 5. Learner Interaction and Engagement 6. Course Technology 7. Learner Support 8. Accessibility
  6. 6. Quality Matters and PLU JL
  7. 7. Quality Matters and PLU • Why QM? • Leader in setting international standards for online courses • Rubric standards are clear and useful in design • Peer driven review process • Collegial, Collaborative, Continuous, Centered
  8. 8. Quality Matters and PLU • How does the QM process fit PLU Culture? • collegial focus • standards-based • improvement oriented
  9. 9. The Quality Matters Review Process SS
  10. 10. Quality Matters Review Process Informal PLUTO Review Begins with: • Pairing of two faculty reviewers, one facilitator • Shared course access • Full standards review • Yes/No checklist • Comments and feedback • Course improvements Formal QM Review Adds: • APPQMR training • Peer Review training • Full standards review • Checklist with scoring • 1, 2, 3 point categories • QM stamped course • Institution recognition • $$$
  11. 11. Quality Matters Review Process What will the PLUTO review process look like in practice? • Utilize QM Rubric Standards • Utilize PLU standards checklist (via Sakai) • Find evidence of each standard • Check yes/no • Provide appropriate feedback
  12. 12. Quality Matters Review Process What is considered “appropriate” feedback? • Student centered No: “I can see that you put a lot of time into this.” Yes: “As a student, I had difficulty...” • Constructive No: “Looks good” / “It works for me” / “Good job” Yes: “One improvement could be to include...”
  13. 13. Quality Matters Review Process Example: Learner Support, Standards 7.1-7.4 “If you have trouble in this course, call the Help Desk. They have great service and offer extended hours” • Feedback: • Student centered • Constructive
  14. 14. Quality Matters Review Process • Now that every is an expert in: • APPQMR • QM Peer Review • Ready to begin!
  15. 15. Quality Matters: Practice Activity 25 Minutes for Four Examples SS
  16. 16. Practice Activity • Goals: • Model individual reviewer process (2 minutes) • Utilize activity checklist and feedback handout • Compare with reviewer next to you (2 minutes) • Teams of two • Share one joint suggestion (1 minute)
  17. 17. Practice Activity Example 1: Course Overview & Intro, Standards 1.1-1.8
  18. 18. Practice Activity Example 2: Learning Objectives, Standards 2.1-2.5
  19. 19. Practice Activity Example 3: Instructional Materials, Standards 4.1-4.6
  20. 20. Practice Activity Example 4: Course Technology, Standards 6.1-6.5
  21. 21. Quality Matters: Next Steps DB
  22. 22. Next Steps • QM peer review • Peer review matrix • Important dates • Course access by Aug 1 • Review completion by Aug 15 • Process • Completed individually • Online • More details soon...

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