I am pleased to announce the next opportunity for online instructors at PCC and other community colleges in Oregon to participate in the online workshop “Applying the Quality Matters Rubric.” The workshop will start on Tuesday, October 28th and end two weeks later. It will be facilitated jointly by Kristen Kane (Columbia Gorge CC), Tani McBeth (PCC/Clark CC), and Greg Kaminski (PCC). The workshop is totally online, so you’ll plan your own schedule. There are numerous engaging online activities during the workshop, so you do need to be able to dedicate time during that 2 week period, up to 20 hours total.
I am handling registration for this workshop, so just let me know if you would like to participate. All you need to do is create a “MyQM” account at https://www.qmprogram.org/myqm/. I will do the rest. The cost of this workshop is covered through our statewide OCCDLA grant.
This workshop explores the Quality Matters Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online courses. This is the QM foundation workshop for anyone who might be interested in participating on a peer review team in the future, and participants will surely be able to apply the strategies to their own online course design. During this workshop participants have the opportunity to explore many standards of the Quality Matters rubric in depth, and to apply those standards to a demo course.
Those who complete the workshop might have a future opportunity to participate in the “Peer Reviewer Certification” course offered through Quality Matters. (The PRC is a 2-week online workshop designed to follow the “Applying the QM Rubric” workshop.) I can highly recommend these workshops and participating on a peer review team as excellent professional development opportunities.
Just let me know if you have questions, or if you would like to participate in the “Applying the QM Rubric” workshop.