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Measuring the Impact
The Noel-Levitz Priorities Survey for Online Learners (PSOL) at NMSU: A Baseline for Future Research
Sharon Lalla, Lead Instructional Consultant, New Mexico State University
Sharon Lalla, QM Lead Coordinator at NMSU, is a Senior Research Colleague for QM and holds a number of QM certifications. Sharon leads QM efforts at the Las Cruces campus, conducts workshops covering the online syllabus and accessible content, and teaches a course on universal design for online course design.
Susie Bussmann, Director, Instructional Innovation & Quality, New Mexico State University
Susie Bussmann is the Director of Instructional Innovation and Quality (IIQ) at New Mexico State University (NMSU). IIQ encompasses Distance Education and provides professional development for faculty teaching online. Ms. Bussmann teaches online courses for NMSU's Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate Program and is a QM Peer Reviewer.
New Mexico State University continues to move toward improving the quality of online courses. As a result, the institution is engaged in conducting a number of research studies regarding the impact of using the QM Rubric for online course design. This year, NMSU participated in the Noel-Levitz Priorities Survey for Online Learners (PSOL) sponsored by Quality Matters. This session will share findings and observations resulting from this year's study. The presenters will also discuss plans for second- and third-year studies as well as additional research ideas. A short discussion will follow regarding the results and possible impact.
Identify strategies for implementing the Priorities Survey for Online Learners.
Demonstrate understanding of the data and insights that can be gained from the PSOL.
Describe some next steps for research.