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This workshop explores the QM Project and Processes and prepares you to be part of an initiative that positively impacts the design of online/blended courses and ultimately, learning and success for the learner. QM is designed to improve the quality of online/blended courses by establishing a peer-reviewed quality assurance review process. You will become familiar with QM standards and participate in a peer course review of an online course using the review tools.

Upon completion of the QM training, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
  • Apply the essential Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric to your own online course.
  • Describe the alignment of at least one module/unit in your online course.
  • Prioritize improvements to your online course.

Date and Time: Friday, April 14th, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. (Please arrive by 8:30 so that we can assist you with setting up your MyQM account, etc.; the workshop will begin promptly at 9 a.m.)

Location: Kent State University – Kent Campus, (Kent, Ohio) – Kent Library 018

Seats Available: 20 total; 14 seats for KSU faculty/staff, 6 seats for external participants from institutions within the Ohio QM Consortium.

Who should attend? Online/blended instructors, instructional designers, and/or faculty interested in improving an existing course design.

What should I bring? A completed online or blended course ready to review during the workshop.

Cost: This cost of this workshop is covered for KSU faculty and staff. Those attending from institutions within the Ohio QM Consortium will need to pay $20 for the workshop packet. Registration is required! Lunch will be provided.

Registration: To register online please go to https://kent.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b4bPP5i09M3pL0x

Registration closes 4/07/2017.

Facilitator: Bethany Simunich

You will be sent an email one week prior to the workshop to confirm event details. If you have any additional questions or need special accommodations, please contact Kent State Quality Matters Coordinator, Amy Grincewicz at agrincew@kent.edu.