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Best Practices in Launching a QM Initiative
Using QM to Strategically Build an Online Program from Scratch
Michele Geiger, Associate Professor, Thomas More College
Ph.d from Purdue University in Organizational. Professor at several institutions including College of Mount St. Joseph and Tiffin University. Presently Associate Professor at Thomas More College in the Department of Communication.
Jen King, Educational Technology Consultant, Thomas More College
Doctorate in instructional technology and educational research, measurement & assessment from the University of South Florida. Professor at Florida Southern College. Currently, founder of her own educational technology consulting business, Jen B. King's Consulting, LLC.
A professor and a consultant share their experiences of how several small, private colleges are using QM to build an online program from scratch, utilizing QM not only as a tool for evaluating online courses but as the framework to strategically plan the transition of courses from traditional on-ground to online. Their process involves "The Four I's": Infrastructure (technology capacity, talent and tools), Initiative (purpose), Implementation (faculty development, owner support), and Instruction (consistent, deliverable course material).
Visualize how QM can be utilized in the transition from on-ground to online delivery of courses
Demonstrate how QM was used at several small colleges to initiate online implementation
Discuss removing roadblocks during that first critical year of implementation