(updated 02/07/2017) Quality Matters’ Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) is one of the three required trainings hybrid and online faculty must successfully complete to be authorized to teach online for Pierce College.
The schedule below is for the upcoming APPQMR sessions hosted at QM. I send messages out regarding sessions offered by SBCTC, so be on the look out for them.
The following are the upcoming dates offered by QM for the Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) workshop. If you have already completed the APPQMR, especially if it’s been over a couple of years, this workshop will help you re-orient to the QM Rubric and let you review your own course. Note: You must have a completed online course before registering for this workshop.
To register for either the APPQMR or IYOC, please let JJ know, and provide which course/workshop, preference for start date, your primary campus, and teaching discipline.
One of our requirements for both our accreditation and the Department of Education is verification of our online students. Making sure the student who signed up for the class is the one who is taking the assessments is a method of verifying the identity of students during assessments. We have an option that may fit your needs, and help satisfy our requirements. Electronic proctoring using RemoteProctorNow (PRNow) is a way to set up your assessments to have online proctoring.
eLearning will set up some training before the end of the Winter Quarter to give those interested in trying RPNow in their courses. If you’re interested in learning more, please complete our interest survey: https://goo.gl/forms/gek1MZw8GqKNfDe43.
Let us know if you have questions.
If you have completed the Quality Matters – Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop and are ready for more experience in using the QM Rubric, we are looking to expand our Quality Assurance-Quality Matters (QA-QM) Lite Review Teams. You will need to successfully complete the 2 weeks long Peer Reviewer Course (asynchronous online course). We’ll pair you up with experienced Reviewers to form a Review Team to help Review courses. You may also wish to review courses outside of Pierce College – which is a great experience to see courses outside of our institution.
Interested? Contact JJ Johnson (email@example.com)
The eLearning Council (eLC) of the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC, or State Board) has opened nominations and applications for “The Connie Broughton Leadership and Innovation in eLearning Award 2017.” This is an excellent award that recognizes leadership and innovation in a number of areas of eLearning. The award will be presented at the annual Assessment, Teaching and Learning (ATL) conference, with travel paid by the eLC!
PLEASE CONSIDER APPLYING.
Are you doing new or interesting things that affect learners in online, hybrid/blended, or web-enhanced courses? Are your friends and colleagues wowed and amazed at your innovation? If so, you, YES YOU, are an eLearning leader or innovator. OR do you know of someone who is doing great things and probably wouldn’t apply for themselves? Share what you or others know and are doing with the rest of our state community and technical colleges by applying for The Connie Broughton Leadership & Innovation in eLearning Award this year. APPLICATIONS DUE BY FEBRUARY 28, 2017. Visit the following website for details and a link to the application form: https://sites.google.com/site/waelearningcouncil/award.
REMEMBER: you can apply for yourself or for someone else. I know all of you are doing incredible things that deserve recognition as well. Don’t short-change yourself or your colleagues by failing to apply for this award.
If you are teaching or taking classes at Pierce College at JBLM, regardless of mode, our bookstore has moved! We no longer use MBS, but are now using the Pierce College Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
To get your book(s), you will need the Pierce item number for your course(s) in order to purchase the correct text(s). This number is available on the JBLM grounded (opens in a new tab), and online schedules (opens in a new tab).
When you have the item number(s) for your course(s), go to the Pierce College Bookstore – opens in a new tab.
Week Zero for eCampus courses starts Wednesday, December 28th. Faculty should have published their courses so students may access them. Some will post the course syllabus and a welcome message. This is an opportunity for students to take a look at the course, but is not the start of the course.
Faculty will not be active in the courses until next week, when the Quarter starts on Wednesday, January 3rd.
Happy New Year and Winter Quarter!
Celebrations by Akshita Canchi
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC or State Board) offers Quality Matters training on a regular basis. Facilitators are all from our member colleges.
The two offerings are the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) and Improving Your Online Course (IYOC). Normally these workshops are offered as two (2) week long sessions by Quality Matters (see the articles below this one for upcoming QM-provided training), but State Board-sponsored sessions are 2 1/2 weeks long as they know and understand our schedules.
Information for the APPQMR can be found at https://www.qualitymatters.org/professional-development/workshops/higher-ed-appqmr, and for the IYOC, https://www.qualitymatters.org/professional-development/workshops/higher-ed-iyoc . Please DO NOT register for courses using the QM website. See registration information below:
Upcoming State Board APPQMR workshops: (note: seat availability is as of 12/28/16 and may change)
- 02.09.17 – 02.28.17 – Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) … only 9 seats left
Upcoming State Board IYOC workshops: (note: seat availability is as of 11/22/16 and may change)
- 02.09.17 – 02.28.17 – Improving Your Online Course) … 17 seats left!
So, how do you register for the State Board-provided courses? Just fill-out the online sign-up form.
Are you planning or already using video materials in your course? Are they closed captioned? They need to be captioned to be accessible to deaf or hard of hearing learners. eLearning can help you by providing captioning services to enhance the accessibility of your courses.
We recommend adding captions to audio or video that will also be used in the future – recycling material is good! We can also provide specific recommendations for your videos to help enhance student learning and making them accessible at the same time. Just ask!
To get the process started, just complete this Google form: (http://goo.gl/forms/OL32L6GXFi ).
eLearning 2017 Call for Propsals
Join us at eLearning 2017 to collaborate with colleagues from across the country and around the world, at one of the friendliest and most comprehensive annual conferences for eLearning practitioners. We want to learn about the new and innovative educational strategies and technologies you have implemented, and the tried-and-true techniques you or your staff use to teach at a distance. Have you experienced strategies that did not work out as well as you had hoped? We want to hear about the lessons you learned too!
To submit your concurrent session or round-robin proposal, click HERE. Please retain a copy of your submission for your records and make sure you receive an e-mail from ITC, confirming our receipt of it.
If you have completed the Quality Matters – Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop and are ready for more experience in using the QM Rubric, we are looking to expand our Quality Assurance-Quality Matters (QA-QM) Lite Review Teams. You will need to successfully complete the 2 weeks long Peer Reviewer Course (PRC), an asynchronous online course. We’ll pair you up with experienced Reviewers to form a Review Team to help Review courses. You may also wish to review courses outside of Pierce College – which is a great experience to see courses outside of our institution.
If you are interested – please let me know and choose your best training dates from the table below.