Face-to-Face workshop: “Improving Your Online Course”
Date: Wednesday, December 5
Time: 1 PM – 5 PM
Location: Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks, MN
Description: 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 course using the QM Essential Standards. As part of the workshop, participants review course policies, general navigation, course alignment, and basic accessibility among other things. Throughout this workshop, participants receive feedback from their peers as well as the workshop facilitator. Each participant creates a course improvement plan to use for future course improvements once the workshop has concluded. This workshop is intended for faculty who have an online or blended course to work on during this workshop. It is not for developing a course from scratch.
Register here for this workshop Registration closes November 30.
Over the last year, members of the Faculty Development Committee (a statewide standing committee of the Academic Affairs Council) have worked to create a document to promote reflection and dialogue about effective online teaching practices.
Access this resource at http://bit.ly/WhatWorksWell
The document provides:
- A description of effective practices specific to instruction delivered online
- Guidance for new and experienced online or hybrid/blended instructors
- An opportunity for reflection and dialogue about online teaching
- An opportunity to align online courses or course components with shared standards of best practice and instructional design principles
What Works Well in Online Teaching” by the Minnesota State Faculty Development Committee, Colleges and Universities of Minnesota State is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 / A derivative from the original work developed by the Portland Community College Distance Learning Advisory Council.
Special shout out to the following Minnesota State faculty who worked to bring this together for all of us in the system:
- Elizabeth McMahon, Northland Community College and the Minnesota Online Quality Initiative
- Amy Jo Swing, Lake Superior College
- Jennifer Veltsos, Minnesota State University, Mankato
A note of thanks to Portland Community College for creating the original document, creative commons licensing it, and sharing it publicly on their website.