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MOQI Sponsored Training & Events

MOQI-Sponsored APPQMR Workshops for Minnesota Institutions

The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM’s flagship training.  It provides an in-depth exploration of the QM Rubric and its use in evaluating online courses.  MOQI is coordinating the delivery of this official Quality Matters workshop both online and onsite in Minnesota for faculty, staff and administrators from affiliate institutions.  This coordinated effort is providing an increase in opportunities to participate in the workshop at significant savings to individuals and institutions.

About the APPQMR

Description from QM:  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.

MnSCU holds the license through a contract with QM to offer these workshops to faculty and staff from all QM affiliates in Minnesota including faculty and staff from MnSCU and the University of Minnesota. These workshops are facilitated by Certified QM Trainers who’ve been designated as statewide facilitators.


Online Statewide APPQMR Workshops

  • No pre-requisites
  • Two weeks long
  • Completely asynchronous (expect to spend 8-10 hours/ week coursework and activities)
  • Twenty participants per session
  • Open to all Minnesota QM affiliate institutions (MnSCU and U of M)
  • Cost $110/seat – MnSCU faculty pay $55 due to subsidy from MnSCU that pays 50% of the cost

1-Day F2F  Statewide APPQMR Workshops

  • No pre-requisites
  • All-day workshop
  • Up to 30 participants per session
  • Open to all Minnesota QM affiliate institutions (MnSCU and U of M)
  • Cost $110/seat – MnSCU faculty pay $55 due to subsidy from MnSCU that pays 50% of the cost

*Institutions interested in sponsoring a face-to-face APPQMR session at their institution are encouraged to contract the training through MOQI for significant cost savings. Indicate your interest in hosting by completing this form or contact us directly.

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QM LogoQuality Matters Workshops & Courses

This section includes information about various Quality Matters Workshops and Courses that may be of particular interest to faculty, staff, and administrators from affiliate institutions in Minnesota.  A complete list of workshops and professional development opportunities offered through QM is available here.

Workshops & Courses Available Directly From Quality Matters

QM-delivered APPQMR Workshop – Cost: $200/person for online seat;  $2800/session for face-to-face workshop

Quality Matters has regular sessions of the APPQMR workshop online with seats available to subscribing institutions.  Institutions can contract with QM directly for an on-site face-to-face session.

Peer Reviewer Certification Course – Cost is $100 for MnSCU faculty if register through the MOQI registration page.  The cost is $200 if you register directly with QM. (U of M faculty: please check with the Office of eLearning for registration information)

The Peer Reviewer Course (PRC) is designed to prepare experienced online faculty to become Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewers.  This QM certification course is a two-week course only available online directly from Quality Matters.  It 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.

The PRC may also be taken by others who have taken the APPQMR and are interested in learning more about the peer reviewer role.  Instructional designers or faculty who do not have current online teaching experience may take the PRC to meet institutional goals of conducting internal reviews (that do not lead to QM recognition).  For more information about the PRC, see http://www.qmprogram.org/professional-development/courses/prc

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop (completed either online or face-to-face)

Master Reviewer Certification Workshop – Cost is $150 for MnSCU faculty if register through the MOQI registration page.  The cost is $300 if you register directly with QM. (U of M faculty: please check with the Office of eLearning for registration information)

The Master Reviewer Certification (MRC) is an advanced certification course is for experienced QM Peer Reviewers.  It is designed to prepare experienced Certified Peer Reviewers to become Certified Master Reviewers.   The Master Reviewer serves as the team chair for official QM review teams.  This course provides more detailed practice on the interpretation of standards and other topics relevant to course reviews. This two-week course is only available directly from Quality Matters.

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of the APPQMR workshop, successful completion of the PRC, must be a Certified Peer Reviewer, and must have served on two official QM-managed or subscriber-managed course reviews (not internal course reviews).

QM CoordinatorTraining

The Quality Matters Coordinator Training (QMC) is a self-paced online course that is intended for individuals within an institution who have been appointed to be a liaison between the faculty and Quality Matters.  As the institution’s primary point of contact for QM, you will learn about QM’s program and how it can support your institution’s quality assurance initiatives and how to locate QM resources.

This training is available to designated Quality Matters Coordinator for no fee.

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Other Events & Workshops

Minnesota eLearning Summit

The annual eLearning Summit is sponsored by the Minnesota Learning Commons.  It will be held July 29 & 30, 2015. Site: TBD

QM National Conference

The 7th Annual QM Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning will be held in San Antonio, TX in fall, 2015.  More information can be found here.

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