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Online Course Design
Using Quality Matters (QM) For Design
Objectives
• Identify the 8 general standards
associated with the Quality
Matters (QM) Rubric
• Discuss the pedagogical
re...
Overall Design of the Course
Standard 1
Standard 1: Making it Clear
• Standard 1: The overall design of the course is
made clear to the learner at the beginning o...
Methods for Inclusion
• Getting started and course orientation
• Introducing the purpose and structure
• Outlining etiquet...
Learning Objectives
Standard 2
Standard 2: Creating Value
• Standard 2: Learning objectives or competencies
describe what learners will be able to do upo...
Methods for Inclusion
• Developing measurable outcomes
• Creating consistent learning objectives
• Optimizing clear direct...
Assessment & Measurement
Standard 3
Standard 3: Making It
Important
• Standard 3: Assessments are integral to the learning
process and are designed to evaluat...
Methods for Inclusion
• Measuring the stated learning objectives
• Developing a clear grading policy
• Outlining criteria ...
Instructional Materials
Standard 4
Standard 4: Support the
Learning
• Standard 4: Instructional materials enable learners
to achieve stated learning objectiv...
Methods for Inclusion
• Contribute to the achievement of objectives
• Identify a clear purpose and use
• Appropriately cit...
Activities and Interaction
Standard 5
Standard 5: Making It
Engaging
• Standard 5: Course activities facilitate and support
learner interaction and engagement.
...
Methods for Inclusion
• Alignment to learning objectives
• Create interactions
• Response time and feedback
• List clear r...
Technology
Standard 6
Standard 6: Making It
Relevant
• Standard 6: Course technologies support learners’
achievement of course objectives or com...
Methods for Inclusion
• Alignment of technologies to learning
• Create active learning opportunities
• Obtainable - access...
Learner Support
Standard 7
Standard 7: Making It
Supported
• Standard 7: The course facilitates learner access to
institutional support services esse...
Methods for Inclusion
• Obtaining effective support for your learners
• Accessibility policies and services available
• Us...
Accessibility
Standard 8
Standard 8: Making It
Accessible
• Standard 8: The course design reflects a
commitment to accessibility and usability for ...
Methods for Inclusion
• Ease of use
• Accessibility of technologies
• Alternative access
• Readability
• Multimedia equall...
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Quality Matters for Online Course Design

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Online course design considerations using the Quality Matters (QM) rubric.
LTEC 4440: Advance Instructional Design

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Quality Matters for Online Course Design

  1. 1. Online Course Design Using Quality Matters (QM) For Design
  2. 2. Objectives • Identify the 8 general standards associated with the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric • Discuss the pedagogical reasoning behind each standard • Identify methods of implementing the standards in your course
  3. 3. Overall Design of the Course Standard 1
  4. 4. Standard 1: Making it Clear • Standard 1: The overall design of the course is made clear to the learner at the beginning of the course. • Research: https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/research/ • Pedagogy: Why might overall design be important in your course?
  5. 5. Methods for Inclusion • Getting started and course orientation • Introducing the purpose and structure • Outlining etiquette and expectations • Listing minimum technology requirement standards • Itemizing minimum technical skills • Providing a self-introduction • Offering learner introductions
  6. 6. Learning Objectives Standard 2
  7. 7. Standard 2: Creating Value • Standard 2: Learning objectives or competencies describe what learners will be able to do upon completion of the course. • Research: https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/research/ • Pedagogy: How will learning objectives direct and guide your course?
  8. 8. Methods for Inclusion • Developing measurable outcomes • Creating consistent learning objectives • Optimizing clear directives for learners • Relating objectives to activities • Identifying outcomes appropriate to course level
  9. 9. Assessment & Measurement Standard 3
  10. 10. Standard 3: Making It Important • Standard 3: Assessments are integral to the learning process and are designed to evaluate learner progress in achieving the stated learning objectives or mastering the competencies. • Research: https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/research/ • Pedagogy: Describe how assessments will be important for your course?
  11. 11. Methods for Inclusion • Measuring the stated learning objectives • Developing a clear grading policy • Outlining criteria for evaluation • Providing sequenced and varied assessments • Designing opportunities for learners to track own progress
  12. 12. Instructional Materials Standard 4
  13. 13. Standard 4: Support the Learning • Standard 4: Instructional materials enable learners to achieve stated learning objectives or competencies. • Research: https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/research/ • Pedagogy: What instructional materials will help your students reach the objectives in your course?
  14. 14. Methods for Inclusion • Contribute to the achievement of objectives • Identify a clear purpose and use • Appropriately cite your sources for materials • Ensure these materials are current or seminal • Provide variety and clearly denote optional or supplemental learning materials
  15. 15. Activities and Interaction Standard 5
  16. 16. Standard 5: Making It Engaging • Standard 5: Course activities facilitate and support learner interaction and engagement. • Research: https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/research/ • Pedagogy: What sort of interaction do you want in your course?
  17. 17. Methods for Inclusion • Alignment to learning objectives • Create interactions • Response time and feedback • List clear requirements
  18. 18. Technology Standard 6
  19. 19. Standard 6: Making It Relevant • Standard 6: Course technologies support learners’ achievement of course objectives or competencies. • Research: https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/research/ • Pedagogy: How can technology engage your learners in your course?
  20. 20. Methods for Inclusion • Alignment of technologies to learning • Create active learning opportunities • Obtainable - access to technology delivery • Current use of technological tools • Privacy needs are met for learners
  21. 21. Learner Support Standard 7
  22. 22. Standard 7: Making It Supported • Standard 7: The course facilitates learner access to institutional support services essential to learner success. • Research: https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/research/ • Pedagogy: What support considerations will you implement for your course?
  23. 23. Methods for Inclusion • Obtaining effective support for your learners • Accessibility policies and services available • Use of academic support services • Identify student support services for learners
  24. 24. Accessibility Standard 8
  25. 25. Standard 8: Making It Accessible • Standard 8: The course design reflects a commitment to accessibility and usability for all learners. • Research: https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/research/ • Pedagogy: What accessibility and usability considerations will you have for your course?
  26. 26. Methods for Inclusion • Ease of use • Accessibility of technologies • Alternative access • Readability • Multimedia equally accessible

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