CSU Academic Technology Services is offering QA workshops as a professional development opportunity for the campus Quality Assurance Lead and any faculty/staff who are supporting your QA efforts for blended and online courses. All courses are taught by certified CSU facilitators who are faculty and instructional designers with extensive experience and training in teaching and evaluating online courses. All courses require payment of a $25 registration fee. This is to pay for the extensive materials made available, as well as to offset the facilitation costs. Download the detailed workshops flyer or see the course descriptions below. In addition, you can use the QA Course Decision Tree to decide which course is best for you.
To register for 2018-19 QA courses go to:
DATES SPRING 2019 (registration open) FORMAT
Feb 4 - 24 Introduction to Teaching Online Using QLT (Q1) Online, 15-20 hrs, asynchronous
Feb 4 - 24 Improving Your Online Course* Online, 8-10 hrs, asynchronous
Mar 4 - 24 Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Instrument (Q2) Online, 10-15 hrs, asynchronous
Mar 4 - 24 Applying the Quality Matters Rubric* Online, 10-15 hrs, asynchronous
*These QM courses only available to faculty/staff from CSU QM affiliate campuses: Bakersfield, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San José, Stanislaus
Quality Assurance COURSE Descriptions
Introduction to Teaching Online Using the QLT Instrument (Q1): This course is an introduction to the pedagogies and strategies of successfully teaching in blended-online formats, weaving the 10 sections of the CSU QLT instrument throughout. This course is intended for anyone who is interested in and/or plans to teach a blended or online course. Participants can expect to engage in helpful discussions with their peers from other CSUs and share best practices for creating quality blended-online courses that align with their student learning outcomes.
Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Instrument (Q2): For those with prior knowledge of and practice with the QLT instrument. This course provides an in-depth experience with the QLT instrument and how to use objective-based examples to support reviewing and informing blended-online courses. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences using the QLT objectives to rate elements of a sample course, learning how to write helpful recommendations, and discussing examples of setting up a peer-review process on their campus. This session is for those looking to use the instrument for a self- and/or peer-review.
Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR): An overview of Quality Matters rubric and annotations, the research underlying the QM rubric, and the peer-review process for evaluating the quality of online course design. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences applying the QM standards to a sample course, writing helpful recommendations, and ensuring alignment between course level objectives, module level objectives, assessments, materials, activities, and tools.
Improving Your Online Course (IYOC): Explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of existing online and blended courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own courses and develop a course improvement plan. The content is based on the 23 “essential” standards of the QM Rubric. Participants come away with a plan for course improvement. Therefore, having a predeveloped online or blended course is required prior to registration.