Quality Matters Recognizes Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan

ja headshotOnline Learning and Instructional Technology Services is thrilled to announce that Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan has received Quality Matters certification for her online course, American National Government (POS 2041). Through the faculty based peer-review process, her course has been found to meet the highest national standards for online course quality and design. Congratulations Dr. Scourfield McLauchlan!

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized program that examines course design to assess the quality and alignment of an online course through a peer-review process using a rubric of evidence-based practices. The eight general standards of the rubric include; Course Overview & Introduction, Learning Objectives, Instructional Materials, Learner Support, Accessibility& Usability, Course Activities & Learner Interaction and Engagement, and Assessment & Measurement.

Please join us in congratulating her on this significant achievement!

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

QM Course Certification for USFSP Faculty

ImageThe Distance Learning and Instructional Media Services department of the Nelson Poynter Library is thrilled to announce that Dr. Barbara Jolley’s second course has met the highest national standards and was awarded the QM seal of the Quality Matters Program.

Dr. Jolley’s Cultural Studies and Popular Arts (LIT3301) is now on the list of award-winning courses from colleges and universities across the nation. This course makes number six to receive QM certification for USF St. Petersburg. Earlier this month Dr. Jolley’s Twentieth Century Literature (LIT 3155) course also received QM certification.

The QM seal of recognition will now be proudly displayed in Dr. Jolley’s online course. Additionally this course will be listed on QM’s site, bringing positive exposure to USFSP’s College of Arts and Science and to the campus.

QM’s review process is designed and implemented by faculty who teach online courses throughout the U.S. to ensures quality and alignment with accreditation standards and best practices in online learning. USFSP first joined QM in 2010 as a way to assist faculty with the development of high quality online courses.

Please contact the Nelson Poynter Library’s Instructional Media Services department for more information about QM and to learn how this program can assist you with your online course development and refinement.

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Literature & The Occult, Dr. Francis Tobienne Receives Quality Matters Certification

Dr. Francis Tobienne, JrInstructional Media Services at Nelson Poynter Library is very pleased to announce that Dr. Francis Tobienne’s course, Literature & The Occult (LIT 3451), received Quality Matters Certification yesterday, May 7, 2013. Not only did Dr. Tobienne’s course meet QM standards, he received a perfect score of 95 points.

Dr. Tobienne’s course is the third course to receive QM Certification at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and the first course from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Quality Matters LogoThis QM Certification process consists of a peer review guided by a research based rubric for high quality distance learning course design. The eight elements of the rubric include: Course Overview & Introduction, Learning Objectives, Instructional Materials, Learner Support, Accessibility, Learner Interaction and Engagement, and Assessment & Measurement.

Dr. Tobienne worked with staff at Instructional Media Services to support his online course design. Of his experiences with the review process and the IMS team members, he states:

“As with any rigorous activity, the telos of that experience yields a far better fruit than its beginning. Such was my experience with designing a Lit. course and undergoing the QM certification process. I applaud and look forward to more opportunities to work with the IMS group as they provided the sagacious-glue to my otherwise, frenetic mens mentis.”

~Dr. Francis Tobienne, Jr.

Congratulations to Dr. Tobienne! To learn more about Quality Matters, visit our Professional Development page or contact Instructional Media Services.

First USF St. Petersburg online course to earn Quality Matters recognition

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized faculty-based peer review process that examines course design elements to assess the quality of an online course. Recently QM recognized Dr. Todd Shank, USFSP’s College of Business, for meeting the highest standards in course design for his International Finance (FIN3604) course. This is the first online course at USF St. Petersburg to receive this recognition.
The QM seal of recognition is now proudly displayed on Dr. Shank’s online course. Additionally this course will be listed on QM’s site, bringing positive exposure to USFSP’s College of Business and to the campus.
QM’s review process designed and implemented by faculty who teach online courses throughout the U.S. ensures quality and alignment with accreditation standards and best practices in online learning. USFSP first joined QM in 2010 as a way to assist faculty with the development of high quality online courses. Now QM’s course rubric and review process are used for all online courses that receive funding through USFSP’s Distance Learning Program.
Please contact the Nelson Poynter Library’s Instructional Media Services department for more information about QM and to learn how to use it to assist you with your online course development and
refinement.

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