September 2019: OCI Professional Development and Training

October Wednesday Webinar

The Online Support team’s Wednesday Webinars, held the first Monday of each month from 12 to 1 PM ET, are a fun, informal, and informative opportunity for faculty to enhance their teaching practice through technology. The topic for October 2 will be announced soon. Additional details and registration information will be sent to all faculty. To view previous Wednesday Webinar recordings, please visit the Wednesday Webinar Library

Coming Soon: Applying Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Fall 2019 Workshop
Quality Matters (QM) is a non-profit quality assurance organization that is recognized internationally for its leadership in helping institutions use QM’s research-based standards to improve and certify the design of online and hybrid courses. SPS adopted QM in October of 2017. To date, over 50 SPS faculty and staff have successfully completed QM-related workshops.

This fall, the Online Curriculum and Instruction (OCI) team will host a whole-day workshop over the QM Rubric and its use in reviewing and improving the design of online and hybrid courses. Additional details and registration information will be sent to all faculty.

Online Student Technology TrainingDuring the month of September, the Online Support team is offering Online Student Technology Training every Friday at 12 PM ET. These targeted one-hour sessions cover basic educational technologies used in online courses and enable students to ask questions regarding specific tools and technical issues with expert help from an Online Support team member. Please encourage interested students to sign up for the training using our Calendly registration page.