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Measuring the Impact
"I Think I Can" - Observations from the Road to Lake Wobegon
Elizabeth McMahon, Statewide Lead QM Coordinator, Northland Community and Technical College
Elizabeth McMahon is a Statewide Lead Coordinator for QM in Minnesota and is the Course Review Manager for the Minnesota Online Quality Initiative. She has 25 years of teaching and instructional design experience, is a Certified Master Reviewer and Course Review Manager. She regularly facilitates workshops and courses for QM.
Emily Stark, Associate Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Emily Stark is a social psychologist with research interests centering on the scholarship of teaching and learning, examining how student characteristics, faculty attitudes, course delivery, and other components influence faculty and student success. She is a campus QM Coordinator, working to increase faculty involvement in QM training and certification.
Psychology research has shown that people often think of themselves as "above average." This presentation highlights data collected from faculty at 34 institutions suggesting this "above-average effect" applies to how people rate their course design skills. In a comparison between self-rated design skills and course review outcomes, the survey data find over-confidence in course design abilities. This presentation includes recommendations for how QM training can help instructors better self-assess their own abilities to create a well-designed course.
Discuss survey data from 34 institutions related to self-efficacy in online course design and impact of QM involvement on course design.
Compare and contrast survey data with course review outcome reports.
Share recommendations for improving instructor ability to self-assess through QM professional development.