Best Practices in Launching a QM Initiative
Breaking Down Barriers for Students with Quality Courses
Elizabeth Mayers, Biology Instructor, Central Lakes College
I have taught Biology courses at the Community college level in both Colorado and Minnesota for 11 years. I am currently teaching at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN. After teaching online courses for several years I had a course QM certified, and have seen improvement in several areas.
Are you tired of learning jazzy online teaching tips that only confuse students more? Would you like to increase student completion and retention rates in your courses? Are you looking for real ideas to help break down barriers to learning for students? At the end of the presentation participants should be able to understand the basic process of QM certification and learn how it can improve student success in their courses.
Learning Objectives
Identify common barriers to student success in an online course
Identify four ways QM certification can improve a course to increase retention rates.
Advocate for particular course improvement strategies using the knowledge and skills gained in this presentation.
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