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!

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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.