Friday, October 23rd, 2020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Workshops
Designing for Presence: QM and the Community of Inquiry Framework
This workshop explores the intersection of instructional design principles, the Quality Matters Rubric Standards, and the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework. Teaching presence begins with the design of the course, but many QM Standards also work to promote presence opportunities (including teaching, social, and cognitive) while the course is being delivered. Participants will gain a firm grounding in the CoI framework, and then discuss various design and development best practices that can provide presence opportunities, while also exploring ways to focus on presence during delivery.
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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.