Digital Learning Initiative (DLI) Symposium Presenter Profiles

Digital Learning Initiatives and Innovation Throughout the UNC System

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Rachel Brooks

Presenters

Racheal Brooks, PhD, North Carolina Central University

Zakaria Jouaibi, PhD, North Carolina Central University

Carressa Gerald, PhD, North Carolina Central University

Abstract

“You be the Reviewer: Quality Matters at NCCU,” the new text-based mobile game powered by Talented, LLC, reinforces participants’ understanding of the APPQMR best practices. This application allows faculty to complete a set of 20 challenges over four to six weeks in which they make decisions in hypothetical e-learning consultations based on their understanding of the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric. During these challenges, each faculty member assumes the role of a peer mentor to a variety of colleagues from various disciplines who seek advice regarding online and hybrid learning challenges. Using their knowledge of the Rubric, faculty assist their “colleagues” in making the appropriate determinations for their courses. Join us in this highly engaging session to learn more about the creation and implementation of our mobile application, and extend the fun of the APPQMR throughout the course design process!

Presentation Overview

As a result of the rapid increase in the number of online and hybrid courses in higher education, institutions are presented with the task of offering rigorous, accessible, and engaging learning experiences that promote student success. To address this charge, these institutions must invest in the professional preparation of their faculty and course designers to support the creation of high-quality online and hybrid courses. More specifically, faculty and professional development specialists must also consider innovative and transformational educational environments and experiences for their faculty in order to support them in ultimately meeting the needs of their digital learners.

For this reason, institutions across the University of North Carolina System adopted the Quality Matters Program as a method to promote quality course design and actively encourages faculty and course designers to complete the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop. As a constituent institution, North Carolina Central University (NCCU) immediately recognized the need to provide continuous, practical low-stakes exposure to the QM Rubric for our faculty. “You be the Reviewer: Quality Matters at NCCU” is a revolutionary, new text-based mobile game designed by NCCU’s Office of e-Learning in partnership with Talented, LLC that reinforces participants’ understanding of the online and hybrid course design best practices presented during the APPQMR. In this highly engaging session, join NCCU’s Office of e-Learning and explore the benefits, challenges, and lessons learned from this transformational educational environment and innovative approach to faculty professional development through our partnership with Talented, LLC.

You will receive a first-hand look at how this application allows faculty to complete a set of 20 challenges in which they make decisions in hypothetical e-learning consultations based on their understanding of the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric. During this session, you will have the opportunity to play along and assume the role of a peer mentor to a variety of colleagues from various disciplines who seek advice regarding online and hybrid learning challenges. You will also receive a personal account from one of our first faculty cohort members regarding how faculty, using their knowledge of the Rubric, assist their “colleagues” in making the appropriate determinations for their courses.

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