Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM: Concurrent Sessions
Theory to Practice
QM Balloon Animals: Twisting the Rubric to Meet Your Needs
The QM Rubric is powerful and flexible. It is the balloon that can be flexed to many different forms and functions. How might the rubric be used beyond its original, intended purpose? Join this lively discussion of possibilities to find out.
Learning Objectives
Discover variations for using the QM Rubric you may not have considered.
Explore how quality can be seen through varying lenses by different stakeholders.
Apply variations of using the QM Rubric to your needs at your home institution.
Intended Participants: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
People with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
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.

Bethany Simunich, Director of Research & Innovation, Quality Matters
Dr. Bethany Simunich has worked in higher ed for 20 years, focusing on online learning for a majority of that time. She has experience as both a F2F & online instructor & has created and managed processes & teams for online instructional design & faculty development for online teaching. As Director of Research and Innovation at QM, Bethany leads efforts to help faculty, IDs, & institutions collect data & design research to make data-driven decisions to further student learning.