Dr. Hemant Merchant Receives Second QM Course Certification

Hemant MerchantOLITS is very pleased to announce that Dr. Hemant Merchant, of the USFSP Kate Tiedemann College of Business, has received Quality Matters certification for another course, International Business (GEB 3373). This course was awarded certification on September 12, 2018.

This is the second course for which Dr. Merchant has received QM Certification. His graduate course that is part of the MBA program, Global Business Environments (GEB 6368), was awarded certification on June 6, 2018.

In this course his students are introduced to key dimensions of international business activity by adopting the perspective of a general manager who is responsible for creating and sustaining an economically viable company.

Dr. Merchant worked collaboratively with Carol Fisher, the Instructional Designer for the college’s MBA program, in preparation for the QM Review process. Dr. Merchant’s courses are now listed on the QM database of award-winning courses from colleges and universities across the globe.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Merchant!

We look forward to working with other faculty through course design, professional development, and Quality Matters review. Contact Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services for more information.

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Shine the Spotlight on Your Best Practice

Have you visited the Quality Matters Showcase of Best Practice recently? If not, you’re missing out on some great ideas and tips. The Showcase highlights courses that have met QM Standards in official QM course reviews. Specifically, the videos highlight the best practice(s) used in a course to help it meet a Specific Review Standard from the QM Rubric.

What ideas have you implemented to meet QM Standards? Share them with the QM Community! Submit a video for the QM Showcase of Best Practice. Here’s how:

  1. Create a short video (five minutes or less) that shows how you met a QM Specific Review Standard.
  2. Upload your video to YouTube and add closed captioning.
  3. Double check your captions!
  4. Fill out the Showcase of Best Practice Submission Form.
  5. Finally, QM will review your video, add some keywords so it can be found via search, and post it!

Feel free to contact Karla Morris at OLITS for any assistance with this process!

Dr. Gary Tucker Receives Quality Matters Certification for Three Courses

Gary TuckerPlease join us in congratulating Dr. Gary Tucker on receiving Quality Matters Certification for three of his online courses!

His courses, School Finance (EDA 6242, Certified June 8, 2018), Applied Program Evaluation (EDF 6492, Certified June 18, 2018), and Administrative Practicum (EDA 6945, Certified August 10, 2018) are all part of the Master’s Degree program in Educational Leadership at USFSP’s College of Education.

His courses are now listed on the QM directory of certified courses and will also be listed in the Florida Virtual Campus public course catalog as “High Quality” courses.

We look forward to working with other faculty through course design, professional development, and Quality Matters review. Contact Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services for more information.

Quality Matters Recognizes Dr. Joan Reid

Joan ReidOn August 7, 2018, Dr. Joan Reid received Quality Matters Certification for her online course, Human Trafficking: Theory, Research, and Practice, CCJ 4934.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Reid on this significant achievement!

Dr. Reid’s course is the first on human trafficking to be certified at USF St. Petersburg. Her course is also the first to be certified from the Criminology program and fifteenth course from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Her course is now listed on the QM directory of certified courses from colleges and universities across the nation. Her course will also be listed in the Florida Virtual Campus public course catalog as a “High Quality” course.

To share her commitment to quality with her students, the QM Seal of Recognition and certification information is displayed on the home page of her online course.

Dr. Reid expressed her appreciation for the support that she received from Karla Morris, Manager of Instructional Design Services at USFSP.

Contact your Instructional Designer at Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services for more information about Quality Matters.

Quality Matters Recognizes Otis Wilder

Otis Wilder

Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services is thrilled to announce that on, July 25, 2018, Otis Wilder received Quality Matters Certification for his online course, Psychology of Learning (EXP 4404).

EXP 4404 is now on the list of award-winning courses from colleges and universities across the nation. The QM seal of recognition will now be proudly displayed in his online course.

Mr. Wilder is joined by his colleagues in the Psychology Department in their strong commitment to high-quality, online learning experiences for our students. This is the thirteenth course to receive certification in the College of Arts and Science, bringing positive exposure to the college and the university.

QM’s review process is researched, designed, and implemented by faculty who teach online courses. The peer review follows a rubric to ensure quality, best practices in online learning, and course alignment.

Please contact the Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services department for more information about QM and to learn how this program can assist you with your online course design and development.

Dr. Jenifer Hartman Receives Third QM Course Certification

Jenifer HartmanThat’s right, Dr. Jenifer Hartman has received QM Certification for a third online course! Congratulations, Dr. Hartman!

As part of her continued commitment to quality learning experiences for her students, Administrative Analysis and Change (EDA 6106), was certified through the rigorous QM Peer Review process on July 23, 2018.

This course, along with The Principalship (EDA 6503 certified July 9, 2018) and Principles and Practices of Educational Supervision (EDS 6050 certified August 23, 2017), is part of the Master’s Degree program in Educational Leadership here at USFSP’s College of Education.

Her work in course development and quality certification have helped the program to make significant progress toward their goal of obtaining QM Certification for all courses in the degree program by the end of this year.

We look forward to working with other faculty through course design, professional development, and Quality Matters review. Contact Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services for more information.

Quality Matters Recognizes Dr. Mary Lippitt

On July 2, 2018, Dr. Mary Lippitt’s Organizational Change and Development course, MAN 6289, received Quality Matters certification through the peer review process. This is the fourth course in the Online Master of Business Administration Program to receive QM Certification.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lippitt!

The QM peer review process is rigorous and focuses on the quality of course design and alignment of materials. The reviewers apply 43 standards from a research-based rubric. Dr. Lippitt was supported by Carol Fisher, the Instructional Designer for the college’s  MBA program.

Her course is now listed on the QM database of award-winning courses from colleges and universities across the nation. Additionally, the QM Seal of Recognition will now be displayed within her online course.

Dr. Lippitt, award winning author of Brilliant or Blunder:  6 Ways Leaders Navigate Uncertainty, Opportunity and Complexity, is the founder Enterprise Management Limited. She provides a high-quality online course for her MBA students through integrating her professional experience and content expertise with best practices for online learning.

Considering QM review for your course? To help with preparation, OLITS offers a variety of professional development and resources. Contact your OLITS Instructional Designer for more information.