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Jul 02

Quality Matters Assurance System

The following information can be found on the Quality Matters website, https://www.qualitymatters.org/why-quality-matters. “The QM Quality Assurance System—Deliver the Promise Continuous. Centered. Collegial. Collaborative. The QM Quality Assurance System relies on these core principles to create a culture of continuous improvement so you deliver on your promise day after day, semester after semester. Keeping learners engaged is different …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sites.tamuc.edu/innovations/quality-matters-assurance-system/

Apr 02

Creating Accessible Online Content

This link will take you to the web aim wesite, https://webaim.org/articles/pour/. There you can read about accessible design of online content. The main principles of accessible online content are: Perceivable Operable Understandable Robust This approach looks at the web content from the user perspective. The emphasis is on making web content that is accessible to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sites.tamuc.edu/innovations/creating-accessible-online-content/

Mar 05

Online Instructor Skill Set

Quality Matters has developed a skill set of six items recommended for faculty teaching online courses. Please, go the Quality Matters website to learn more, https://www.qualitymatters.org/qa-resources/rubric-standards/teaching-skills-set “Who uses this Skills Set? QM developed seven workshops to form the Teaching Online Certificate (TOC) that contain competencies with associated outcomes mapped to the Teaching Online portion of …

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Apr 28

Increase Student Performance & Engagement in Online Classes

A recent article highlights valuable online time-management tools (focusing on commitment, reminder, and/or focus) which helps to increase student performance and course completion and reduce distractions and barriers to success.   Tools That Limit Distraction May Raise Student Performance in Online Classes http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/tools-that-limit-distraction-may-raise-student-performance-in-online-classes/56413?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en   Some touted online time-management software include: Concentrate FocusBooster RescueTime Self-Control (Mac) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sites.tamuc.edu/innovations/increase-student-performance-engagement-in-online-classes/

Jan 28

TAMUC Wins University Challenge Award

Congratulations to Dr. Wilson and his Construction Engineering team (Italo Cruz, Coydean Harmon, and Tyler Lynch) who won the inaugural “University Challenge Award” for the 3rd Annual Synchro Exchange User Conference. Synchro is an international leading provider of scheduling and virtual reality simulation software for the construction industry in the field of Building Information Modeling (BIM.) …

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