Fall 2023 Quality Matters Certified Courses

November 6, 2023

Clemson Online is proud to announce the official Quality Matters (QM) certification of two courses this fall: English 3040 (Business Writing) taught by Lecturer Seth McKelvey and Physics 2000 (Physics for Everyone) taught by Senior Lecturer Pooja Puneet. To achieve this certification, courses must meet the eight expectations outlined in the QM rubric including:

  • Learning Objectives
  • Assessments
  • Learning Activities
  • Accessibility

Courses are first reviewed by Clemson Online before being sent out for an official review. Both courses will be listed in the Quality Matters directory of certified courses.

Dr. McKelvey’s course, Business Writing, was reviewed by Digital Learning Manager Sharyn Emery, Ph.D., and Associate Director of Online Development Lori Kinney, Ph.D. He notes,   “The entire Quality Matters process was productive, and it’s really satisfying to see how my course has improved on clear, explicit criteria. Everyone I worked with throughout the review was encouraging and supportive while offering insightful and concrete feedback—much of which I’ve been applying not only to this course but across all my teaching.”

 Dr. Puneet notes, “I teach large introductory Physics courses to a diverse student population both in-person and online. I believe that the QM certification course has helped me understand and appreciate various aspects of the online and blended course design from a learner-centered perspective. The QM rubric is enriched with best practice and presents a perfect guideline for developing accessible course materials and assessments for diverse learners.” Physics for Everyone was reviewed by Digital Learning Strategist Leslie Fuller, Ph.D., and Digital Learning Strategist, James Butler. 

Quality Matters is the leading organization in effective online course design. Quality Matters is based on research, community, professional development, peer review, and rubric standards. The review process is comprehensive and collaborative using research. This creates a well oriented, challenging course that upholds Clemson’s standard of excellence for learning.

Thanks to the Office of Academic Affairs and the Provost, you can now submit QM reviews as effective teaching evidence in the Faculty Success Annual Reporting system. To inquire how your QM certification will be recognized, consult your individual department. 

To learn more about Quality Matters reviews for your course, visit the QM at Clemson Canvas site and contact Clemson Online.

Upcoming Events

Planning an Online Course 

Wednesday, November 15th, 1:30-2:30 PM

Whether taking a face-to-face course online or building a new one from scratch, designing an online course takes time and planning. Join this presentation to learn about which course elements to start with and how to build an effective plan for developing an online course. 

Facilitated by Leslie Fuller, Ph.D., Digital Learning Strategist.

Modality: Virtual and synchronous—an Outlook Calendar invite, with the Zoom link, will be sent.
Registration: Planning an Online Course on November 15th .

Quick Hits- Finalizing Your Canvas Gradebook

Thursday, November 30th, 3:30-4:00 PM

Join us to learn about finalizing your Gradebook in Canvas. Our Learning Tech Specialist will answer all your grading questions, including extra credit, grade weights, and more. When registering, choose whether to have a specific topic covered, enter your question, or both.

Facilitated by Sr. Learning Tech Specialist, Gray Jackson.

Registration: Quick Hits: Finalizing Your Canvas Gradebook on November 30th .

Clemson Online Fall 2023 Events Calendar

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Review our Fall 2023 Events Calendar to see what Online Instruction Development opportunities await!

We have a robust Summer lineup of topics and live training formats to support your use of Canvas and other e-learning tools. Topics cover demonstrations of using Kaltura, presentations on inclusive practices for online education, and workshops to get your Canvas site ready to teach!

All of our live training is recorded. Registrants will automatically receive a link to that day’s video after it has been processed.

Contact James Butler with any questions regarding these sessions. 

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