On January 1/25/2016 Mr. Mohsin Raza Khan, E-Learning Supervisor, conducted a workshop on how to apply the QM rubric in E-courses. The meeting was opened by the Vice Dean for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Fahad Otaif, who welcomed all participants and highlighted the continued importance that the Faculty of Languages and Translation plays in being a front-runner of QM E-course implementation. The meeting also was also graced by Vice Dean, Dr. Ali Alamir, and Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi who further illustrated the vital importance that the QM rubric plays in E-Course design. The Dean further elaborated on the necessity to increase the amount of interaction with our students and how that positively affects their learning outcomes. The foundation of the workshop focused on the Eight General Standards that need to be implemented in E-courses to meet the rubric standards with the International Quality Matters (QM) Peer Review Board. The eight topic areas he focused on are listed below.
The Eight General Standards:
- Course Overview and Introduction
- Learning Objectives (Competencies)
- Assessment and Measurement
- Instructional Materials
- Course Activities and Learner Interaction
- Course Technology
- Student Support
- Accessibility and Usability
Mr. Mohsin also covered the various issues of alignment and explained what alignment means in your course. Lastly, he illustrated the various experiences he has obtained as a Certified Master Reviewer with the International Quality Matters(QM) Peer Review Board.
Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
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