Dr. V. Mark Durand Receives Second Quality Matters Course Recognition

Durand.jpg mugPlease join us in congratulating Dr. V. Mark Durand! On Wednesday September 7, 2016, Dr. Durand received Quality Matters Certification for his online course, Autism Spectrum Disorders (DEP 4220).

This is the second course for which Dr. Durand has received QM Certification. His other online course, Abnormal Psychology (CLP 4143), was recognized in April of 2016.

The QM Certification process consists of a peer review guided by a research based rubric for high quality online and blended course design. The rubric places significant emphasis on course alignment in the areas of learning objectives, instructional materials, and assessment. When asked to share his thoughts on his experiences with QM, Dr. Durand stated,

“Meeting the Quality Matters standards can be time consuming but the OLITS staff are incredibly helpful and creative. The process challenges you to ‘up your game’ and provide the best experience for students. It would be helpful to have a parallel process for face-to-face courses.”

Dr. Durand’s course is now listed in the QM directory of certified courses from colleges and universities across the nation. Additionally, the QM Seal of Recognition, and information regarding the course quality certification, will now be displayed on the home page of his course to share his commitment to a high quality online teaching and learning experience with his students.

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

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About karlakmetz

Karla is an Instructional Designer at Instructional Media Services and Adjunct Faculty in the College of Education at USFSP. She is currently earning her PhD in Instructional Technology at USF. With 7 years of experience in Education and Accessible Technologies, her professional interests include Universal Design for Higher Education and the Accessibility of Online Courses. Current projects include research on the benefits of closed captioning in online courses to all students.

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