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.
- Inclusive Design for Everyone: Applying Standard 8 (IDE8): Register to reserve your spot (June 1-15).
- Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR): Register to reserve your spot (June 15-29).
- Course Creator: Register to reserve your spot (June 1 - July 30).
- Improving Your Online Course (IYOC): Register to reserve your spot (July 20 - august 3).
Check out all upcoming professional development opportunities in the Digital Learning Events page.