Approaches to Using the Updated Rubric
Enhancing Inclusiveness within the Quality Matters Framework
Diversity and inclusion are core principles incorporated into effective instruction and Quality Matters standards. For example, Standard 1 promotes inclusiveness through the course welcome and introductions. Standard 3 emphasizes multiple opportunities to demonstrate competence with varied assessments and Standard 8 enhances inclusion through accessibility and usability. The purpose of this session is to identify and develop strategies that promote inclusion in an online learning environment.
Learning Objectives:
1. Differentiate between key terms such as diversity, inclusion, segregation, and integration.
2. Assess the inclusiveness of course materials and teaching practices using best practices and Qual
3. Develop course design and delivery strategies that support Quality Matters standards and enhance
Intended Audience: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Audience: Knowledge Level
Experienced with QM
New to QM
Barbara Frey, Faculty, Point Park University
Barbara A. Frey, DEd earned her doctorate in Adult Education from Penn State and is currently teaching at Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA) in the School of Education’s Adult Learning and Training program. Previously, she was a Senior Instructional Designer with Pitt Online at the University of Pittsburgh where she provided support to faculty on a variety of teaching and learning topics. Barbara is also a Facilitator and Master Reviewer for Quality Matters™.
Rae Mancilla, Senior Instructional Designer, University of Pittsburgh
Rae Mancilla, Ed.D, is a Senior Instructional Designer with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She has over a decade of design and project management expertise in developing fully online/blended programs. She is also an active educator and researcher, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. Her research interests include the professional development of instructional designers, language learning, digital accessibility, and program evaluation.
Charline Rowland, Teaching Consultant, University of Pittsburgh