Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Foreseeing the Future
QM IDA Membership Meeting
Join the QM IDA Leadership Team for an overview of what the Quality Matters Instructional Designers Association is, an update on the past year's accomplishments, and plans for the coming year. Current and potential members are welcome to attend.
Learning Objectives
Discuss work done by the QM IDA throughout the previous year.
List future professional development and volunteer opportunities.
Join the QM IDA if not currently a member.
Intended Participants: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
People with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Jillian Jevack, Instructional Design Manager, Quality Matters
Jillian is the Instructional Design Manager at Quality Matters. Prior to joining Quality Matters in 2013, she worked directly with faculty to design, develop, and deliver quality online learning experiences.

Penny Ralston-Berg, Senior instructional designer, PennState
Penny Ralston-Berg is a Senior Instructional Designer for the Penn State World Campus. Her research interests include student perspectives of quality and how this impacts design practice; growth of instructional designers from novice to expert; and the use of games and simulations in online instruction. She serves on the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning (Madison, WI) planning committee and is currently the chair of the Quality Matters Instructional Designers Association. She is also the Quality Matters Coordinator for Penn State.

Steve Kaufman, Sr. Instructional Designer, The University of Akron
Steve is a Senior Instructional Designer and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator at the University of Akron. Currently, he serves as one of the Ohio Quality Matters Consortium’s State Leads and is proud to be one of Ohio’s Affordable Learning Ambassadors and trainer for the Open Textbook Network.

He specializes in working one-on-one with faculty members to help them create dynamic, well-designed, objective-focused courses.

Shannon Riggs, Executive Director, Oregon State University Ecampus

Anthony Salinas, Instructional Designer, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley