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By Stacey Cofield, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Public Health

It seems as if we are always running out of time with courses: never enough time to prep, never enough time to grade, never enough time for learning. This is true for online, blended, hybrid, and face-to-face classes.

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By Randi Kirkland

Blended/Hybrid courses can earn formal Quality Matters (QM) certification.

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By Randi Kirkland

Congratulations to the faculty members below whose courses have earned Quality Matters recognition recently!

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By Randi Kirkland

UAB QM Coordinators Samira Laouzai, MS and Randi Kirkland, PhD and School of Public Health Associate Professor Stacey Cofield, PhD will present at the 11th Annual Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning, hosted by Quality Matters in October. Their presentation, Yours, Mine, and Ours - Going QM @ UAB, will focus on implementing a Quality Matters initiative at UAB and lessons learned during that process.

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By Randi Kirkland

Quality Matters (QM) Specific Standard 3.5 states “The course provides learners with multiple opportunities to track their learning progress with timely feedback.” Students may learn more effectively if they are provided constructive feedback at several points throughout the course. This will reinforce successes and allow them to correct mistakes on subsequent activities or higher stake assessments. Feedback and opportunities for students to track their own learning progress can occur in multiple ways.