Applying QM to Regulatory Issues
Interaction and Accessibility: Using Internal QM Reviews to Meet Federal Guidelines
Have you wondered how your institution could use Quality Matters to assess whether or not courses meet federal guidelines concerning faculty-initiated interaction and accessibility? Come find out how we assess our courses and how you can do the same.
Learning Objectives:
Identify and apply federal guidelines for distance education courses.
Determine whether or not a course meets federal requirements
Critique and discuss an interaction standard.
Intended Audience - Role:
Instructional Designers
Intended Audience - Knowledge Level:
New to QM
Experienced with QM
David Becker, QM Course Review Manager & Co-Lead Coordinator, Indiana University
David Becker holds a BA in English and Philosophy from Bellarmine University and an MA in English from Southeast Missouri State University. When he was in graduate school, he discovered research on pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He is a QM Peer Reviewer, a QM Coordinator, and the QM Course Review Manager for Indiana University. He is also the System Co-Lead for QM at IU, charged with developing and implementing quality assurance for online education.

Samantha Earley, Associate Director of the Office of Collaborative Academic Programs, Indiana University
Samantha Earley is the Associate Director of Collaborative Academic Programs for Indiana University. She helps faculty from all of the IU campuses come together to plan and implement quality collaborative online degree programs. She is also the QM System Co-Lead for IU, charged with planning and implementing quality assurance in online education at the university. She is a tenured Associate Professor in the English Department and is currently working on a BFA in Fine Arts -- Printmaking.

Hitesh Kathuria, Director of the Office of Collaborative Academic Programs, Indiana University
Hitesh Kathuria holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He joined the office of Collaborative Academic Programs from Indiana University East, where he was the Associate Dean in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Hitesh has extensive experience creating new degree programs. He created and taught several online classes in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He currently works with faculty and administrators across IU campuses to create new online programs.