Saturday, March 03, 2007

Online Course Peer Review

Lake Superior College's faculty member Susan Bradshaw is blogging. Was thrilled to find another woman blogger and to visit her blog which is also a great resource on Online Course Peer Review.

Coincidentally, attended a conference in Ohio (ODCE 2007) where Quality Matters: An Inter-institional Process for Improving Quality Online, presented by Brenda Boyd of Miami Unviersity was recognized for the Best Session Award. She received a plaque and a free registration to the next conference as part of the award.

While the Quality Matters FIPSE grant ended, the organization still exists and offers institutional subscriptions, training, and a range of fee-based services.

To find out more about QM, the course review process, and the peer review process vist the QM web: and be sure to check out Susan Bradshaw's blog to get a sense of how Lake Superior College and other faculty in the Minnesota State Colleges University System and Minnesota Online have implemented QM into practice.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Success it is not the same as leadership but

Putting some ideas together for an upcoming presentation as well as reading blogs. Went on a search to look around for presentations tips and found excellent tips,resources, and samples of effective presentations (TED) from Garr Reynold's blog titled PresentationZen.

Watched a YouTube post of a short video by a gentleman named Richard St. John. The presentation and the information in it was of interest to me for these reasons:

1. The speaker was good and the visuals were very well done.
2. The St. Clair presentation has information in it that could provide one with ideas on how to lead as well as how to have success .