Testimonial from Annette Miles, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Annette Miles, Ph.D.
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
The Quality Matters Rubric Update and the Seventh Edition workshop influenced the course design of HMDV 410 Adaptive Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education. Although the QM official course review process is rigorous, the suggestions from peer reviewers were helpful in ensuring measurable course goals and objectives aligned with activities, assessments, and instructional materials. I provided a video course tour demonstrating student navigation, an instructor’s introduction, and an overview of the course.
The rubric updates emphasized instructors stating how students will engage with each other and the instructor, clarifying when students can collaborate or work individually on assessments. Another update required instructors to demonstrate how Academic Integrity policies apply in assessments. Reflecting on these updates, I meticulously incorporated changes in my course, resulting in an informative and positive experience. Peer reviewers’ positive feedback solidified course goals and objectives alignment with activities, assessments, and instructional materials.
Quality Matters course certification signals to UDC students that faculty from higher learning institutions nationwide vetted the online course. The Quality Matters insignia beside HMDV 410 Adaptive Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education assures students of enrolling in a quality online course.
My success in this process is attributed to Mr. Julian King’s dedication, patience, feedback, and ongoing support. Weekly meetings throughout the summer, feedback provision, assistance with forms, and preparation for peer reviewers’ meetings showcase his tenacious commitment to mentoring faculty through the Quality Matters certification process.