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Instructional Design and Delivery sponsors FSU's memberships to several organizations that allow FSU to provide access to workshops for faculty development and a course peer review process.
Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA) is an association of learning professionals comprised of educators, administrators, and leaders in the field of digital education. This association promotes the use of distance education throughout Maryland and provides opportunities for professional development, networking, and collaborative events. Their purpose is to promote quality, innovative eLearning for educators in K-12, higher education, and business settings (MDLA, 2016).
Formerly known as the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C), the purpose of the OLC is to help education organizations improve the quality, scale, and breadth of their online programs according to the organizations’ own mission. The OLC has created guidelines and standards, which they named the Online Learning Consortium’s Quality Scorecard (QSC). Their handbook was developed for online program administrators who want to apply the quality metrics to their online programs.
Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. They are one of the leaders in online education for quality assurance in course design. They have received recognition for their peer-based approach where instructors peer review each other’s courses using the QM rubric. They are continuously working toward improvement in online education.