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Measuring the Impact
Participation in QM Professional Development Programs and Its Impact on Face-to-Face Teaching
Lorna Kearns, Director of Online Programs, University of Pittsburgh
Lorna Kearns is Director of Online Programs at the Center for instructional Development and Distance Education at the University of Pittsburgh. She manages the University-wide Pitt Online portfolio of online graduate programs and directs the University's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) initiative.
Rae Mancilla, Instructional Designer, University of Pittsburgh
Rae Mancilla is an Instructional Designer for the Pitt Online program at the University of Pittsburgh. She specializes in developing and building online graduate courses.
Quality Matters conducts multiple professional development workshops aimed at improving online course design. Workshop participants who also teach face-to-face often report that their workshop experiences have had a beneficial effect on their face-to-face teaching. This session will present preliminary results from a research project that investigated ways in which participation in QM professional development has had an impact on an instructor's face-to-face teaching.
Describe common changes instructors make in their face-to-face teaching after participating in a QM professional development workshop.
Identify potential impacts to their own face-to-face teaching or instructional design practice that may result from participating in a QM professional development workshop.
Identify potential constraints and affordances that may impede or facilitate transfer of learning from online professional development activities to face-to-face teaching environments.