Applying the Quality Matters Rubric

The Manitoba Flexible Learning HUB is pleased to offer the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) asynchronous online workshop. In this flagship workshop, you will learn the underlying principles behind the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process.


Workshop Details

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Learn the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. Learn about drafting helpful recommendations as you apply the Rubric to an actual course.

In addition to learning about the QM Rubric and the course review process, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement.

All of the Manitoba Flexible Learning HUB partner institutions are members of Quality Matters (QM) which is a non-profit, quality assurance organization whose goal is to provide a system for the review, improvement and certification of quality online courses. QM’s flagship workshop, Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR), provides the opportunity to learn the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process.

Course Length: Two weeks

When: Tuesday, October 27 to Tuesday, November 10

Delivery Mode: The workshop will be delivered online using “Canvas”, the Quality Matters Learning Management System (LMS).

Instruction: Facilitated

Prerequisites: None

Fees

There is no workshop registration fee required for HUB partner attendees. The fee for the APPQMR workshop is normally $200.00 (with a QM membership); however, the MB Flexible Learning HUB will be covering the cost of the workshop registrations fee for HUB partner attendees.

Time Commitment

Workshop participants need at least 10 to 15 hours of time per week to spend on achieving the learning objectives. This time commitment depends upon familiarity with the Quality Matters LMS (Canvas), and the workshop terminology and concepts.

Each assignment and module in the workshop includes an estimate of the time it will take to complete. These estimates are intended to give participants an idea of approximately how long an assignment/activity will take so they can budget their time accordingly. 

In order to successfully complete the workshop within the two week period, an assignment is due daily or every-second day. Click to view a sample module outline.

Reproduced with the permission of Quality Matters.

APPQMR Workshop Assignments

Reproduced with the permission of Quality Matters.

These are the types of assignments you will encounter in the APPQMR workshop. You should be prepared to complete them according to the workshop schedule. In order to successfully complete the workshop within the two week period, an assignment is due daily or every-second day.

Module 1: Participant Agreement

Module 2: QM Overview Quiz

Module 3: Alignment Quiz

Module 3: Course Worksheet Quiz

Module 3: QM Rubric Quiz

Module 4: Making Good Decisions Quiz

Module 4: Specific Review Standard 1.1 Discussion

Module 5: Learning Objectives or Competencies Interactive Study Guide Quiz

Module 5: Learning Objectives or Competencies Quiz

Module 6: Alignment Specific Review Standards Quiz

Module 6: Alignment Worksheet Assignment

Module 7: Helpful Recommendations Quiz

Module 8: Specific Review Standard 7.1 Assignment

Module 8: Specific Review Standard 8.3 Assignment

Module 9: Before and After Review Discussion

Module 9: Peer Review Process Quiz

Module 10: Reflection Discussion

Learning Objectives

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
  2. Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.
  3. Apply the QM Rubric to review online courses.
  4. Make decisions on whether the demo course meets selected QM Rubric Standards.
  5. Apply the concept of alignment.
  6. Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.

Who is this workshop recommended for?

Recommended for those looking to understand the QM Rubric and course review process, members with a stand-alone CPE membership, or
those who wish to complete the Higher Ed Peer Reviewer Course.

QM’s flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors. It is particularly helpful to those new to QM or those considering the adoption of a quality assurance process for online and blended learning.

About the HUB

The Manitoba Flexible Learning HUB is a community of practice for advancing teaching and learning with technology.  In addition to meeting course development needs for delivering a quality online teaching and learning experience, The HUB offers professional development opportunities for course authors, online instructors, and course development staff.


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