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Realizit Research Opportunity! Call to Participate with Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)

Realizeit Research Opportunity – In collaboration with Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)

Call to Participate in “Intervention and Affect (Emotion)” research in collaboration with Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). The goalof this research project is to learn effective and reliable methods to improve student success and reduce achievement gaps. Working with Cornell and UPenn, Realizeit will connect your course with psychologists and learning scientists at Stanford, CMU, University of Texas at Austin, National University of Singapore, University of Vienna, and Ateneo de Manila University. These researchers are developing practical solutions to improve student outcomes by embedding evidence-based strategies directly into course materials. Participation will require minimal effort from you and your course team. Still, Realizeit would greatly appreciate your input and feedback to ensure the intervention aligns with your course and student needs.

More details about this project, including how to register your interest, can be found here.

New Job Posting- Director of Online Learning (FSU)

New Job Posting at Fayetteville State University!

Fayetteville State University Office of Online Learning & Distance Education is seeking a Director of Online Learning. “The Director oversees online services to ensure on-line learning aligns with FSU’s mission and purpose. The Director assists FSU in its ongoing development and support of distance education. The position will support online students via coordination with existing student services; by supporting faculty and staff professional development; and by collaborating with faculty and staff in the design and implementation of FSU’s distance education plan, policies, and procedures. The position ensures innovative use of instructional technology to ensure a cohesive service model that supports online students.”

New to Quality Matters?

NEW TO QUALITY MATTERS? Start by Learning About QM and How to Apply QM Rubrics

If you’re new to QM, begin with the Introduction to QM workshop. It’s relevant to all membership types. In the Applying the QM Rubric workshop, you’ll practice writing helpful recommendations for continuous improvement with the QM Rubric as your guide. You’ll also learn how the QM review process leads to alignment with learning objectives through non-opinionated analysis.


Quality Matters

Getting to Know Quality Matters

Have you wondered how Quality Matters (QM) started? Quality Matters began with a small group of colleagues in the MarylandOnline, Inc. (MOL) consortium who were trying to solve a common problem among the consortium member institutions: “How do we measure and guarantee the quality of a course?” This question was especially important as institutions began to create a system where they could share available seats in their online courses with other institutions. They needed a way to ensure course quality — that courses would be equivalent — for their students, regardless of where the course originated. In 2003 MOL outlined how the Quality Matters program could create a scalable process for course quality assurance, and applied for a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. (Learn more about QM here…)

About UNC System QM Council

The UNC System QM Council is an organization of QM representatives from UNC institutions that is supported by the UNC System Office. The QM Council’s objective is to guide participating UNC institutions and faculty through successful implementation and maintenance of online, hybrid and remote courses and programs. The co-chairs of the QM Council are Dr. Racheal Brooks (NCCU) and Dr. Enoch Park (Charlotte). For updates from the QM Council, you may subscribe to the weekly DLI newsletter from the UNC System Office here.