QM AMM Program Schedule

QM AMM Program Schedule

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7:45 am
Registration opens (Second Floor - Student Center)

8:00 – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast (Ballroom)

9:00 – 9:20 am
Welcome/Opening Remarks (Ballroom)
Welcome: Bethany Simunich, Director, Online Pedagogy and Research, Kent State University
Opening Remarks: Val Kelly, Interim Associate Vice President, Office of Continuing and Distance Education, Kent State University

9:20 – 9:30 am

9:30 – 10:30 am
Breakout Sessions
Room 313: Engage your Students with Assignments that Create Open, Accessible, Interactive Learning Resources 
Mary Hricko, Director, Library & Media Services, Kent State University Geauga/Twinsburg Academic Center
Heather Caprette, Senior Media Developer & Instructional Designer, Cleveland State University

During the first part of this session, you'll learn how to find open source learning resources that are accessible and meet your learning objectives. We'll examine ways that students can create accessible content for other students. In the second part of this session, we'll look at a free, open source technology to create interactive learning resources. You can use this H5P technology to create OER for your students and engage your students with creation of OER for one another. You'll learn where you can download open source technology to self-host, and where you can create a free account to create the resources. You'll see how the content can be embedded in Blackboard Learn's HTML editor, as well as Pressbooks.


Room 317: Integrating Publisher Materials to Support General Standards 4 and 5
Wendy Tietz, Professor, Department of Accounting, Kent State University
Indrarini Laksmana, Associate Professor of Accounting, Kent State University

Publisher platforms can offer a variety of instructional materials and course activities to help students meet course learning outcomes.  However, just providing students with a link to the publisher materials does not equal a quality online course.  In working with two Accounting faculty, the instructional designer created an enhanced organization to integrate publisher materials to support General Standards 4 and 5 within the learning management system.  During the presentation, both the faculty members and the instructional designer will share their experiences. 


Room 306AB: Putting the Pieces Together: Implementing and Sustaining QM 
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Sarah Rutland, Senior Instructional Designer & Manager of Quality Assurance, Cleveland State University
LeAnn Krosnick, Instructional Designer, Cleveland State University

In this presentation, instructional designers from Cleveland State University’s Center for eLearning will share a multi-faceted approach for implementing and sustaining Quality Matters at this public university.  In an environment where there are no mandates on faculty, the Center for eLearning has had to gain momentum for implementing Quality Matters by a variety of means. The Center has found that creating a multi-faceted approach has helped to provide a QM framework within which faculty gain an increased awareness of, and buy-in for, the value of QM Design Standards. The approach is comprised of multiple tools, processes, professional development and challenges that the presenters will share.


10:30 – 10:40 am

10:40 – 11:40 am
Breakout Sessions
Room 313: Designing Quality Master Courses
Jennifer Van Wagner, Instructional Designer, University of Northwestern Ohio
Ben Hollis, Director of Instructional Design, Kent State University

In this session, two presenters from different institutions will present their perspective on designing a "Master Course". One will be a more case-based approach centered on collaborative faculty involvement in meeting General Standard 3, and the other will be a more institution-wide perspective on creating Master Courses at scale, including design considerations and delivery opportunities. This session will also touch on QM's Multi-Section Policy, which deals with QM Reviews for master courses.


Room 317: When the QM Rubric Meets Culturally-Responsive Instructional Design
Amy Grincewicz, Senior Instructional Designer, Kent State University
Ling Qian, Instructional Designer, University of Akron

How do you design an online course for a culturally diverse student population?  In this session, we will talk about the cultural perspectives that we should pay attention to when designing an online course. Then, we will promote three design frameworks that can assist with cultural diversity including QM Higher Education Rubric, Universal Design for Learning, and Integrated Multicultural Design.  We will promote culturally responsive instructional design in online courses by discussing the overlapping themes in the frameworks and sharing an application of these frameworks. Finally, we will present some best practices in the development of an International Online Orientation.


Room 306AB: QM Reviews: Four Institutional Perspectives
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Lisa Clark, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Online Programs and Graduate College, University of Northwestern Ohio
Tammy Macek, eLearning Instructional Designer, Lorain County Community College
Sarah Rutland, Senior Instructional Designer & Manager of Quality Assurance, Cleveland State University
Bethany Simunich, Director, Online Pedagogy and Research, Kent State University

In this panel presentation, individuals from four different Ohio institutions will talk about the processes and approaches of implementing Quality Matters reviews.  If your institution is unsure how to move forward with QM informal or formal reviews, come get some great ideas from this panel!


11:45 am – 12:50 pm

12:00 – 12:50 pm
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deborah Adair (Ballroom)
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Dr. Adair is the Executive Director of Quality Matters, a widely-adopted international non-profit organization for quality assurance in online learning serving approximately 1,100 colleges and universities, education-related organizations, government entities, and K-12 institutions. Dr. Adair has held faculty appointments in management at several universities and has more than 25 years' experience in higher education, in teaching and administration, as well as non-profit leadership and management consulting. Her acknowledgments include citations from state and local governments for her work on literacy and women's issues, the Broward College Alumni Merit Award, and the Nofflet Williams Award for service to the distance learning community. 

She currently serves on advisory boards for the National University Technology Network, the Presidents' Forum, and Credential Engine. She previously served on the advisory board for the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies. As an expert in quality assurance for online education, Dr. Adair is a frequent keynote speaker, presenter, and author. 

12:50 – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 1:50 pm
Breakout Sessions
Room 313: The ABCs of CBE Course Design
Jennifer Davis, Instructional Designer, Sinclair Community College

Recognized as a CBE best practice model for Ohio (ODHE 2016 Annual Report), Sinclair Community College received full HLC institutional accreditation for its current and future CBE programs in 2017.  But how did we get to this level?  This session focuses on three core elements of Sinclair’s CBE course design: Alignment, Branding, and Course framework.  Additionally, participants will see examples of how faculty and IDs can use storyboarding to assist in CBE course design.  Come experience the ABCs of CBE course design that you can use to begin, or build upon, your own CBE knowledge!


Room 317: From Ordinary to Extraordinary: How Student Engagement Can Redefine your Course and Facilitate Deeper Student Learning
Carl Nestor, Instructional Designer II, Ashland University

This session is for anyone, IDs or faculty developer, who wants to learn how to transform an ordinary run-of-mill course into an extraordinary engaging one by changing how the students interact with each other, the content, and the instructor. This session will provide new ideas on building gamification into your course, and will show you how to leverage course analytics to help support your case for the transformation.


Room 306AB: QM Program Reviews - Successful Preparation and Planning
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Anne Marie Hodges, Manager, Curriculum Technology, Chamberlain University

The session will include a brief overview of Quality Matters Program Certification areas. We will showcase strategies applied to preparing for a Program Review. The importance of a QM champion and task force will be stressed. Behavioral Outcome:  Develop a strategy to obtain certification from Quality Matters for programs that indicate achievement of excellence in online learning.


1:50 – 2:00 pm

2:00 – 2:45 pm
Closing panel session: Quality Online Learning (Ballroom) 
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Dr. Deborah Adair, Executive Director, Quality Matters
Val Kelly, Interim Associate Vice President, Office of Continuing and Distance Education, Kent State University
David Stein, Professor, The Ohio State University
Moderator: Steve Kaufman, QM Ohio Executive Committee, Chair and QM Ohio Consortium State Lead

2:50 – 3:30 pm
State of the Consortium (Ballroom) 
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Steve Kaufman, QM Ohio Executive Committee, Chair and QM Ohio Consortium State Lead