April 2020: OCI – General Updates

ID Team Members Present at QM 2020 East Regional
Members of the Instructional Design (ID) team are presenting at the Quality Matters (QM) 2020 East Regional Conference on Friday, April 24. The event will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19. Dr. Matthew Vaughan’s presentation, Accessible Accessibility: Making Sense of Specific Review Standard 8.3 in the APPQMR, will explore the complexities of Specific Review Standard 8.3 as part of the APPQMR workshop. David McAlinden’s presentation, Beating the Forgetting Curve: How to Bridge the Memory Gap with Low-Stakes Formative Assessment, will introduce attendees to simple Web 2.0 tools that can be used to create strategically spaced “recall events” that can help students encode course content into long term memory.

OS Team Member Presenting for OLC
Beth Cohen, Senior Webinar Specialist on the Online Support (OS) team, will be co-facilitating a national OLC Ideate virtual discussion salon on Best Practices for “Good Enough” Zoom Classes. This free professional development opportunity is open to all on April 22 beginning at 12:30 PM, ET. To learn more and register, visit: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/learn/olc-ideate-virtual/