New Directions for QM
A Quality Matters-Informed Course Template
Donna Kay, Instructional Designer, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Donna has a doctorate in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University. She brings over 25 years of experience in the college classroom teaching face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses to the STaR instructional design team.
Sharonda Lipscomb, Instructional Designer, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Sharonda received her Master of Education in Adult Education and in Learning Systems Technology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In addition to instructional design she provides training and professional development opportunities to University faculty.
Sean Orme, Instructional Designer, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Sean has been an instructional designer for 4 years at two different Arkansas Universities. He received his Master's degree in Educational Technology which was a fully online program. This has helped Sean understand the student's perspective in online courses.
This session will discuss a course development template used at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and how it helps faculty understand principles of quality course design by providing a framework based on the Quality Matters Rubric in which faculty can build their courses. The template provides structure and wording for faculty along with references to the QM Rubric. The presenters will discuss how the template is used to guide the faculty member through the course design process and promote discussion of best practices in course design.
Learning Objectives
Describe ways QM can be woven into a course template.
Discuss the benefits of a QM-informed template in course design.
Determine appropriate methods that an be used to incorporate the QM Rubric into their institution's course templates.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer