Follow Up Friday

December 2, 2022

Thinking about applying for the QM cohort? Learn more about the benefits of submitting a course for review.

From the Archives: Why submit a course for Quality Matters reviewQm logo in red and gold

It may seem intimidating to submit your course for a review, but please keep in mind that QM is NOT an evaluation of you, your pedagogy, or even the learning content within your course. QM is concerned with the design of your course and learning materials only. Your review team will examine your course from a learner perspective, and offer suggestions for improving the design and presentation of your course.

  • The QM review rubric contains eight General Standards that assess quality in every aspect of an online course: learning outcomes, alignment among course and unit components, accessibility, assessments, and more. The rubric is backed by research and can apply to both fully online and blended/hybrid course modalities.
  • The QM review process is a proven way to improve your online courses, whether you are aiming for certification or doing an internal review.
  • Many principles of quality online teaching are directly transferable to face to face courses, so QM reviews can have positive impacts beyond the reviewed course.
  • You can read more at the QM website: “Why Quality Matters.”

Learn more about Quality Matters, and how Clemson Online can help you through the review process in our Quality Matters at Clemson Canvas site!

Remember to apply for our upcoming cohort by January 30, 2023. Monday’s blog post provides all the details.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 7

Workshop Wednesday: Next Semester Prep

As we cross the finish line on another Fall semester, do yourself a small favor before taking your well-deserved winter break: join us to discuss best practices in preparing for next semester. In this session we will cover exporting and importing Canvas course content, identifying one actionable change to make in your course, reviewing your course learning objectives, and ensuring they align with the rest of the course. Join us in person at Cooper 309 or virtually through Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 48 hours prior to the day of the event. Facilitated by James Butler, Digital Learning Strategist.

Review Clemson Online’s Calendar of Events page to see our Online Instruction Development Calendar for Spring 2023! 

Contact James Butler with any questions about these sessions.

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