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Transition Lassoed by QM: Capitalizing on a New LMS by Integrating QM Principles in Training
Terry Pollard, Director of Instructional Development and Distance Learning, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Terry Pollard is Director of Instructional Development and Distance Learning at the University of Mississippi's School of Health Related Professions. He oversees the school's online quality assurance initiatives and is currently a doctoral student in the University of Mississippi's Higher Education program in Oxford, Mississippi.
Rebecca Butler, Coordinator of Instructional Development and Distance Learning, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Rebecca Butler serves as Assistant Faculty and the Coordinator for Instructional Development and Distance Learning at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. She holds a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology form The University of West Florida. Her professional interests include effective online pedagogy and fostering social presence in the online classroom.
An academic health science center in the southern United States adopted Quality Matters in 2014, representing the first institutional partnership with Quality Matters in higher education in the state. Within the same calendar year, administrators were presented with a new development from campus administrators: the campus' legacy learning management system would be replaced with a new system. Could the eLearning group blend training on QM with the training on the new system? Six months later, an online course with 26 QM Standards was integrated into the self-paced online course.
Identify the 26 QM standards best suited for blending into LMS transition training courses.
Recognize benefits to blending QM and LMS training upon a looming institutional LMS transition.
Contrast the various methods for encouraging faculty to complete the LMS transition course.