OCCDLA – OER Regional Conferences: Registration Open 

Be a champion. Use open resources to reduce student costs The Oregon Community Colleges Distance Learning Association is sponsoring a series of regional workshops to provide faculty, administrators, and other community college stakeholders information about how setting achievable targets and reaching those milestones in this important effort to support student success, with the use of Open Educational Resources. Open Educational Resources (OER’s) are materials that are freely available on the web or in the library. OER’s benefit students immediately through cost savings and can be a great vehicle for faculty looking for new ways to refocus their teaching. The purpose of this workshop is to share ideas on quality content, effective teaching practices, and institutional needs in order to move OER from a great idea to implementation. Faculty, administrators, librarians, and other community college stakeholders are invited to attend a lively discussion on s Please consider attending, if you are new to OER, have found ways to reduce student costs in your course, or already the greatest champion of open resources on your campus, we want to talk with you. This one-day workshop will be offered on Friday, April 24, 2015, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Lane Community College, Eugene, Center for Meeting & Learning Early Bird registration: April 13   The keynote speaker for the event is, Paul Golisch, who is a developmental math instructor as well as Dean of Information Technology at Paradise Valley Community College. He is an instructional technology innovator and advocate

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Presentation Proposals Open for Quality Matters NW Conference

Have an impact!  Submit your presentation proposal for the Quality Matters Works in the Great Pacific Northwest Conference and help guide the future of learning and improve course quality. Your conference presentation can offer educators and administrators in your region valuable insight into how you’ve been implementing QM, the successes and challenges you’ve encountered and how you’ve integrated QM into your institution’s processes. We’re accepting proposals for the Northwest Regional Conference, “Designing for Impact”, now through January 12. The Conference is April 9–10 at the Doubletree Seattle Airport. Your presentation can help guide the future of education. Besides having the chance to influence the QM Community, the benefits of presenting at the conference include: Receive lowest available pricing Gain visibility for your work, ideas and/or methods that incorporate QM Standards Gain credibility for grant-funding Submit your proposal before the January 12 deadline. How do you submit your proposal? It’s simple: Choose your track. Options include: QM Implementation Models Designing for All Learners Strategies and Applications for Meeting QM Standards at the Course Level QM-Focused Research QM Beyond the Online Classroom Choose a presentation format; Assemble your proposal information: title, learning objectives, brief description, and full description. ___ QM Works in the Great Pacific Northwest 2015! April 9-10, Seattle, WA  – Call for proposals now open

Applying the QM Rubric Training – Upcoming 2015

The next “Applying the QM Rubric” (APPQMR) is set start, Tuesday, Feb. 24th and is open Oregon consortium participants. The duration is two weeks. The workshop will be facilitated by Kristen Kane, Tani McBeth and Greg Kaminski. This workshop is designed for instructors who have taught online. (Other workshops are recommended for those in training to teach online for the first time.)   Workshop Description: This workshop explores the Quality Matters Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online courses. This is the QM foundation workshop for anyone who might be interested in participating on a peer review team in the future, and participants will surely be able to apply the strategies to their own online course design.  During this workshop participants have the opportunity to explore many standards of the Quality Matters rubric in-depth, and to apply those standards to a demo course.Those who complete the workshop might have a future opportunity to participate in the official “Peer Reviewer Certification” course offered through Quality Matters.  (The PRC is a 2-week online workshop designed to follow the “Applying the QM Rubric” workshop.)  I can highly recommend these workshops and participating on a peer review team as excellent professional development opportunities.   Registration Info: If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please create a MyQM account at https://www.qmprogram.org/myqm/  and then contact Tech Hub Faculty member, Annie Shaw, at: 503.399.6056, or via email: annie.shaw@chemeketa.edu