E-Learning Blog: Professional Development Update

E-Learning ServicQuality Matters Feature Imagees is pleased to recognize the faculty and staff members who completed their Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certification during the month of November.  The two-week online

Peer Reviewer Certification (PRC) course is available through Quality Matters (QM) on a rolling basis.  The PRC is designed to prepare experienced online faculty to become Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewers.  Participants gained practical experience in applying the QM Specific Review Standards in an online course and in how to write helpful recommendations for continued improvement in online education.  Congratulations to the following individuals for successful completion of this rigorous professional development course!

Dr. Mubarak Banisakher, Information Technology Faculty
Heidi Schroeder M.S., Instructional Designer: E-Learning
Anthony Spall B.S., Instructional Technologist:  E-Learning

QM is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning. The QM process reviews course design using the following eight standards: Course Overview and Introduction, Learning Objectives, Assessment and Measurement, Instructional materials, Learner Interaction and Engagement, Course Technology, Learner Support, and Accessibility.

USF Sarasota-Manatee is a QM subscriber.   We encourage all faculty instructing online or blended courses to participate in this prestigious peer review process. Certified courses receive national recognition in an online database for distance education.  Our Instructional Design team in E-Learning Services is available to work with faculty in preparation for QM Peer Review.  Contact us to learn how to get started! elearning@sar.usf.edu