E-Learning Services: Professional Development Update

qmE-Learning Services is pleased to recognize the faculty and staff members who completed QM certifications in recent months.  A face to face Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop was held on Friday, September 30.  Participants in the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) gained information and practical skills in using the QM Rubric to review online courses. Congratulations to the following individuals for successful completion of this workshop!

Dr. Joseph Askren, Hospitality Management Faculty

Dr. Katerina Berezina, Hospitality Management Faculty

John Collins, M.S., Information Technology Faculty

Dr. Dawn Eyestone, English Faculty

Michael Fehily, M.A., Languages Faculty

Jennifer Gillespie, Psychology Faculty

Dr. Ramakrishna Govindu, Information Systems/Decision Sciences Faculty

Antonia Ripo, M.A., Career Services Coordinator

Jessica Szempruch, M.A., Library Specialist

Jenna Thiel, M.A., Senior Academic Advisor

Alyssa Wahlsmith, USFSM Information Technology Student

M. Michelle Slaughter, Humanities Faculty

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning. The QM process reviews course design using the following eight standards: Course Overview and Introduction, Learning Objectives, Assessment and Measurement, Instructional materials, Learner Interaction and Engagement, Course Technology, Learner Support, and Accessibility.

USF Sarasota-Manatee is a QM subscriber and we encourage all faculty instructing online or blended courses to participate in this prestigious peer review process. Certified courses receive national recognition in an online database for distance education.  Our Instructional Design team in E-Learning Services is available to work with faculty in preparation for QM Peer Review.  Contact us to learn how to get started! elearning@sar.usf.edu