Getting Started with Quality Matters

Quality Matters began with a small group of Maryland colleagues who were trying to solve a common problem among institutions: how do we measure and guarantee the quality of a course? This question became important because many institutions were trying to create a system where they could share available seats in their online courses with other institutions. Because of this,…

Building Course Structure with the Bricks of Engagement

In this session, participants will learn how creating structured interactions within online and in-person courses can be beneficial to students and increase their engagement. In addition to this, this session will describe how structure can help reduce cognitive load for students and assist with inclusivity in the classroom.  Session Objectives:  Define structure and describe the ways it can be used to increase student engagement  List and explain examples…

Creating ADA Accessible Online Course Design

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed in 1990 requires almost all colleges and universities to provide access for those with a disability without discrimination. This session will identify the common types of accommodations for students as well as tips and strategies for making online learning accessible for students with and without disabilities. Learning Objectives: Identify…

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Becoming Your Own Instructional Designer – Facilitated Workshop

One overarching goal for an instructional designer is to create a perfect match between modality, content, student learning, and faculty experience and expectations.  In this workshop we will view a Magna Publications video led by Krys Ziska Strange, a curriculum and learning innovation designer for the Office of Digital Learning at the University of Arizona.  …

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Teach like a Pirate: Crafting Engaging Lessons

Ahoy mateys! Arrr ye ready to join the adventure and learn how to teach like a pirate? Be prepared to set sail from sea(t) to sea(t), collaborating with fellow pirate crew to explore what it means to teach like a pirate. By the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to: Map at least…