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Two workshops for online teachers

Applying the Quality Matters Online Rubric Workshops

Providing a meaningful online learning experience takes skill, patience, and foresight. Teachers developing an online class must be able to look critically at what they’ve created (or, as is sometimes the case, what they’ve inherited from a colleague). This is essential for creating a learning environment that is comparable to or surpasses a more traditional teaching scenario.

For those preparing to deliver an online course in the coming semesters, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology is offering two different professional development opportunities, both under the banner of Applying the Quality Matters™ Rubric. The QM Rubric is a widely used instrument that helps instructors ensure that the course they’ve created delivers on the student learning objectives they’ve selected. You can learn more about the process on the Quality Matters™ website.

The first opportunity is a full-day workshop on March 12, part of CTLT’s Spring Institute. Stipends are available for eligible participants. This is a popular workshop and seating is limited. Registration is required. Those who successfully complete this workshop will receive Quality Matters™ certificate of completion.

The second opportunity is a two-week, fully online version of the face-to-face workshop, which begins March 9. This asynchronous learning experience is open to full time tenure track and NTT faculty. Participants should plan to devote about 20 hours of time over the two-week period. Those who successfully complete this workshop will receive Quality Matters™ certificate of completion. Registrations is required and limited to 20 participants.

Normally, taking either one of these workshops through an outside facilitator could cost you hundreds of dollars. CTLT is offering this opportunity for free as service to instructors at Illinois State.

Questions? Please contact Linda Summers, coordinator for blended and online learning, at lsummer@ilstu.edu.

If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in a CTLT event, please call the main desk at 309-438-2542.

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