How Two Institutions use Quality Matters and CourseArc for Course Design

Check out our webinar with Quality Matters on using CourseArc to meet the QM Standards.

Quality courses use tools that engage all learners in multiple ways. In this webinar, you’ll hear how instructional designers from the University of Alaska and American University leverage tools such as CourseArc to design and develop quality online courses that meet QM standards. Presented by Jon Farmer and Katie Walker from University of Alaska Anchorage and Teresa Valais from American University on February 5, 2020.

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2020-02-10T10:29:43+00:00February 10th, 2020|Instructional Design, Online Learning|0 Comments

About the Author:

In 2014, Katie and her lead developer, Bethany Meyer, developed the concept for CourseArc and launched the beta version in 2015. She combines a broad educational technology background with program planning and project management expertise to help organizations deliver high quality learning solutions. Prior to starting CourseArc, Katie ran her own consulting company providing clients with program planning, instructional design, and eLearning solutions. She worked with companies and organizations to design and deliver eLearning, to conduct needs analysis and program review in order to make recommendations for improvement, to plan and deliver professional development for employees, to lead large-scale grant applications that include eLearning, and to provide documentation and process improvement to management. Previously, Katie worked for Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) as the secondary specialist in the Office of Instructional Technology. As a specialist with BCPS, Katie led the creation of teacher professional development using eLearning and developed over 10 courses using both blended and fully online formats using Desire2Learn and Blackboard. Later, Katie led several large scale, multi-million dollar federal grants focusing on eLearning with multiple stakeholders, partners, internal employees, and contractors. Katie received her BA degree in History and Education and MA Degree in Instructional Design from UMBC. In addition, she has completed many professional training courses such as PMP, Flash, ADL Co-Lab Scorm School, HTML/Dreamweaver, Captivate, and Articulate. Katie has also presented at national conferences on eLearning and is knowledgeable regarding current trends in technical and eLearning solutions, such as Learning Management Systems (LMS), writing for English as a Second Language Learners (ESL), accessibility requirements, HTML 5, Javascript, .css, and responsive design/mobile.

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