Spring 2019 - Professional Development Opportunities
Quality by Design (QbD):
Strategies for Effective Teaching and Quality Course Design
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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify the importance of learner-centered instruction; analyze the qualities of effective course design; and integrate these concepts into their teaching and/or instructional design strategies.
Quality by Design (QbD) is a four-week online course that provides a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to improve courses through a framework for evaluating the effectiveness of seated, online or hybrid courses. QbD focuses on four major topics that are a key component of any quality designed course, including:
~ Learner Support
~ Content Presentation & Accessibility
~ Interaction & Collaboration
~ Evaluation & Assessment
This course is intended for all faculty and instructional support staff at all levels of experience with an interest in effective teaching and quality course design strategies. Participants will have multiple opportunities to reflect upon how they would integrate these ideas into all courses no matter the modality while engaging in discussions with experts and peers. Optional discussions and activities have been designed to help learners apply newly acquired knowledge into their own course design efforts. Participants will have the opportunity to earn badges issued through Credly. The time-commitment for QbD varies by individual; averaging 2 to 4 hours per week.
The next cohort is scheduled to begin on March 4, 2019.
$30 CPD Members
$40 SUNY Campuses
$50 Non – SUNY Campuses
Mode of Delivery:
The course will be delivered asynchronously in the SUNY Blackboard Learn 9.1
Facilitated by a team of Open SUNY fellows, this collaborative project was initially funded by a SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology Grant (IITG) and developed through a partnership among the University at Buffalo, Binghamton University, Empire State College, Open SUNY and SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD). The 2018 courses are offered through a collaboration with the SUNY CPD and the following SUNY campuses: University at Buffalo, Niagara County Community College and University at Albany. *There is no registration fee for faculty and staff affiliated with these campuses. Anyone is welcome to self-enroll in a non-facilitated version of Quality by Design (QbD) through Blackboard CourseSites to access course resources.
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