The main beneficiaries of QM are the online students who take a course that was designed to meet QM standards. A QM Certified course provides the online student with assurance that the course has been planned, developed, and designed with all components to make the learning experience a success. A list of Northland courses that have received the QM certification seal can be found here.
Northland Community and Technical College is committed to implementing the Quality Matters standards for the design of online and hybrid courses, and we are building and evaluating courses based on these rigorous, research-based standards. The Quality Matters standards assure that the online components of these courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and information they need to be successful learners. More information regarding Quality Matters may be found at www.qmprogram.org.
The CDEV2240 Observing & Assessing course developed and taught by Peggy Rogers received QM Certification in June 2013. This is the second QM-Certified Course in the CDEV program. Peggy is also a Certified Peer Reviewer and this spring served on her first review as a team member.
The following courses received QM Course Recognition in May 2013:
BIOL1004 Intro to Anatomy & Physiology
Course Developer/ Faculty: Tina Moody
PLSC1102 American Government
Course Developer/ Faculty: Aliza Olson
HLTH1106 Medical Terminology
Course Developers/ Faculty: Dorinda Sorvig and Elizabeth McMahon
This is Aliza’s second course to receive recognition and Tina’s first. Both Tina and Aliza are QM Certified Peer Reviewers who have served on course review teams for other colleges.
Dorinda and Beth co-created the Medical Terminology course that received QM certification but they teach separate sections of the course. Dorinda and Beth are both QM Certified Master Reviewers and have chaired review teams for other colleges.
Peggy Roger’s CDEV1105 Development and Guidance course recently received QM Course Recognition. The Early Childhood Education program is an entirely online program and this is the first of several courses that are undergoing review.
Congratulations to Sherry Lindquist for having a second online course recognized by Quality Matters. Sherry’s ENGL0085 Reading & Writing II course received QM Recognition in February.