Quality Matters Opportunities: Summer 2021

Published: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Check out all the exciting professional development opportunities being offered through our Quality Matters team for Summer 2021!

As a busy spring semester rolls into another hot Arizona summer, our QM team wanted to take a moment to update you on everything going on this next few months and how you can participate. There is a lot of quality assurance activity right now, from internal reviews to new workshops, and research projects! Read on for all the details.

Request a Review of Your Course

Would you like one of your online courses to be reviewed this summer or fall? Complete the QMIR Request form to sign up for an internal review.

Quality Matters Research Project

We have an exciting opportunity for you to participate in that will help both you and Digital Learning. We’d love to offer you a chance to get to work one-on-one with an Instructional Designer, regardless of online format, by participating in a research project called “Impact of Quality Matters Training on Student Success.”

In brief, we are studying how a Quality Matters professional development experience can lead to course revisions that impact student success. If you are interested in participating in this statewide research project exploring how online course design impacts student success, check out our blog post for more information.

New QM Professional Development: Accessibility & UDL

The Continuous Improvement team at Digital Learning is excited to introduce a new asynchronous 2-week workshop, focused on applying best practices in accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to your online course design. This workshop, called “Inclusive Design for Everyone: Applying Standard 8 (IDE8),” is based on General Standard 8 (Accessibility and UDL) of the QM rubric. Upon successful completion of this workshop, you will receive a badge of completion, which can be shared on your personal websites, social media, or added to a professional portfolio.

For more information, check out the IDE8 registration link in the section below.

Upcoming QM Professional Development Opportunities

Following are upcoming QM workshops which are free for you.

Check out all upcoming professional development opportunities in the Digital Learning Events page.

Authored By:

Nicole Schmidt

Nicole Schmidt
Instructional Designer III