Quality Assurance Trainings
Registration is now open for the winter/spring training sessions.
The trainings include an introductory session on how to teach blended-online effectively using the CSU Quality Online Learning and Teaching instrument (QOLT). This course has many practical activities and resources that you will then adopt or adapt toward your course. Additional trainings focus on how to apply either the CSU QOLT instrument or the Quality Matters (QM) rubric to review a sample course, apply the instruments, look at alignment between course components and learn how to write helpful recommendations for improvement.
All courses are taught by certified CSU faculty and/or instructional designers who have extensive experience and training in teaching online courses. All courses require payment of a $25 registration fee at the time of registration. This is to pay for the extensive materials made available, as well as to offset the facilitation costs. Upon successful completion of the course please submit your certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration reimbursement. Travel cost for face-to-face sessions will not be paid by the Center for Faculty Excellence.
View the training schedule (http://courseredesign.csuprojects.org/wp/qualityassurance/training/)
Register for training (http://tinyurl.com/qa-courses)
Quality Assurance Session Descriptions
Introduction to Teaching Online Using the QOLT Instrument: This course is an introduction to teaching online, with the CSU QOLT instrument embedded across 9 modules representing the 9 sections of QOLT. This course is intended for anyone interested in learning how to teach online.
Applying the QOLT Instrument: This course provides an overview of the QOLT objectives and how to use the annotations to support developing or reviewing a course. Participants will engage in hands-on experience applying sections of the QOLT instrument to a sample course, learn how to write helpful recommendations, and discuss examples of setting up a peer-review process on their campus. This session is for those looking to apply the instrument as a peer-reviewer.
Applying the QM Rubric: An overview of Quality Matters rubric and annotations, the research underlying the QM rubric, and the peer-review process for evaluating the quality of online course design. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences applying the QM standards to a sample course, writing helpful recommendations, and ensuring alignment between course level objectives, module level objectives, assessments, materials, activities, and tools.
Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) Summer Academy at Fresno State
The QOLT Summer Academy is designed to support faculty in the evaluation and redesign of an existing online course (80 – 100% online). Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate, a digital badge, and $2,000 in professional development funds.
Participating faculty will attend a four-day intensive academy that includes a number of professional development activities, including group meetings and group discussions. Each participant will be assigned an Instructional Designer and other Center for Faculty Excellence staff support as needed to complete the project and ensure accessibility of instructional materials. Since the stipend is for participation in project-based professional development activities, it does not constitute extraordinary support under the Interim Intellectual Property Policy #540. Faculty members retain ownership rights of all original content created.
Here is a video from the summer 2016 cohort:
This course redesign effort is guided by the work of the CSU Course Redesign with Technology and the Quality Online Learning and Teaching instrument. Prior to applying visit the CSU websites below.
- Look over the resources at the CSU website for QOLT (http://courseredesign.csuprojects.org/wp/qolt/)
- Familiarize yourself with the 10 sections of the QOLT instrument (http://goo.gl/6vVA6q).
If you have any questions about the QOLT Summer Academy, contact Bryan Berrett at email@example.com.