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Quality Matters Professional Development Opportunities

Quality Matters provides professional development opportunities to a broad audience that includes but is not limited to, faculty, adjunct instructors, instructional designers, and administrators. No matter what your role is, you will discover that QM has the tools needed to ensure your online courses are of the highest standards.

If you are interested in online course development or becoming a peer reviewer, please contact Learning Technologies at learningtech@tamut.edu.

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QM Professional Development Workshop Descriptions

Course Developer Training Session

Online course developers may benefit from the following training sessions:

Designing Your Online Course (DYOC)

The “Designing Your Online Course” workshop includes an overview of the QM Rubric and provides a framework to design an online course plan. Participants explore all eight key standards of the QM Rubric, focusing on learning objectives and overall course alignment.

For more information about this course, click here.

Improving Your Online Course (IYOC)

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

The content is based on the 23 essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric.  Participants come away with a plan for course improvement, so enrolling in the workshop with an online or blended course with a pre-developed course is required. (Enroll in the DYOC if you need to build an online course.)

This workshop is available online or face-to-face. If you are interested in attending this as a half-day face-to-face workshop, contact Learning Technologies, learningtech@tamut.edu.

For more information about this course, click here.

Peer Reviewer Training Sessions

Potential peer reviewers must take the following training sessions:

Applying the QM Rubric Workshop (APPQMR)

The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.

The APPQMR is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

This course is available face-to-face as a one-day workshop on campus or as a two-week online workshop. If you are interested in attending on campus, contact Learning Technologies, learningtech@tamut.edu.

For more information about this course, click here.

Peer Reviewer Course (PRC)

The Peer Reviewer Course is designed to prepare experienced online faculty to become Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewers. The Peer Reviewer Course includes a review of Quality Matters, practice critiquing and writing helpful recommendations, and a Practice Review in which the participants are asked to review specific standards in an online course using a simulated online rubric tool. Participants should expect to spend at least 8-10 hours per week completing the required activities.

Upon successful completion of this course, eligible participants must complete and submit an Application as well as a Memo of Understanding in order to become a QM Certified Peer Reviewer. QM Certified Peer Reviewers are eligible to serve on both QM-managed and Subscriber-managed course reviews.

For more information about this course, click here.

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