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Leveraging the Power of Online Learning to Facilitate Quality Degree Completion
Flexible Trends in Education: Is the New QM Rubric Limber Enough?
Lee Scholder, Instructional Architect, Capella University
Lee Scholder, JD, MS, is an Instructional Architect at Capella University where she helped successfully launch Capella's direct assessment, competency-based model. She has over 13 years of experience designing and delivering online and blended courses at multiple higher education institutions.
Andi Thompson, QA Analyst, Capella University
Andi Thompson is a QA Analyst for Capella University. She has 12 years of experience as a teacher and instructional designer at the secondary and post secondary level. Ms. Thompson earned her M.Ed. from the University of Sioux Falls, and MBA and B.S in Business Management from Colorado Technical University.
Does the new QM Rubric go far enough to address emerging competency-based, customized, flexible models in higher education? We will use as a case study courses that were previously QM-Certified that have recently been converted to one institution's new flexible model of delivery directly assessing competencies. We will assess possible application of the new QM Rubric to this new model as well as to other higher education models and explore the implications for the continuing evolution of the Rubric.
Analyze new and possible future competency-based flexible learning models.
Apply the QM Rubric to a direct-assessment, competency-based delivery model
Discuss the implications of emerging delivery and design approaches for the continuing evolution of the QM Rubric.