Think your course has what it takes to earn a Quality Matters certification? This session will show you how to use the Quality Matters rubric, as well as common-sense suggestions, to help improve your course. We will also discuss the RU Custom Review. Available to all faculty members, this is a service that not only reviews your course, but also provides recommendations for improvement. Finally, we will highlight some courses have been improved via the aforementioned review process.
Ismael “Izzy” Lara is a Senior Instructional Designer at the Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT) at Rutgers University. He has previously served as an E-Learning Support Specialist at what is now the Rutgers Behavioral Health Sciences, and also has several years of experience as a Software Engineer. In addition, he has taught courses both online and face-to-face, including “Introduction to Information Technology” and “Object-Oriented Programming.” He is also a certified Master Reviewer for Quality Matters.
John Obenchain: After earning his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and History at Indiana University, John relocated to New Jersey to take a job in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry. He enrolled in Rutgers Business School while working as a professional Chemist, and transitioned to the international business side of his company just prior to earning his MBA. When the Pharmaceutical Industry entered a troubling period of ongoing reorganization, John took the initiative to design and deliver several corporate training programs to help his colleagues stay up-to-date in the ever-changing environment. Seeking to build upon this opportunity, he began working on his Doctorate in Education at Rutgers’ Graduate School of Education. Today, John is an instructional designer at COHLIT, and has nearly completed his Doctoral Degree.