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22 – 24, 2023

Pre-Conference Workshop M5

Use Free Research-Supported Resources to Improve Learning Environments, Ensure Academic Integrity and Help All Students Succeed

Date Wednesday, Nov 23  Time   –    Room Chess   Price: 90.00 €   Status: places available

OEB speaker Yaping Gao

Yaping Gao

Senior Academic Director, Member Services & Partnerships, Quality Matters, United States of America

As the result from the disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, institutions are making big investments to offer online/blended/digital learning in different formats to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

What free resources are available to help faculty ensure that students are achieving the desired learning outcomes during remote instruction? What checklists, guidelines, recommendations, standards, and best practices can be used by faculty and instructional support staff to pivot from remote teaching to quality online and digital learning?


  • Describe the difference between remote teaching and quality digital learning.
  • Articulate importance of applying research-based standards and best practices to engage students.
  • Use recommended tips from an Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist to improve remote teaching.
  • Describe the major phases in designing quality online or hybrid courses.
  • Use recommended design steps from a free research-supported Quality Course Design Guide to ensure academic integrity and help students succeed.
  • Identify resources and training needed to improve learning environments to help all students succeed at one’s own institution.


Participants in this workshop will be engaged to review, exam, and reflect on:

  • 10:15-10:30 A research-supported quality assurance system adopted by over 1500 institutions globally.
  • 10:30-11:00 An Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist, a tiered list of tips and actionable strategies to enact during emergency remote teaching.
  • 11:00-11:45 Coffee Break
  • 11:45-12:30 Quality Online Course Design Guide, a phased, iterative approach to be best applied to design online or hybrid courses.
  • 12:30-13:00 The workshop will conclude with reflection from participates on what strategies and resources are needed and available to ensure quality teaching and learning at their own institutions and help their students succeed in the digital learning environments.


This is more geared toward educators and practitioners in higher education, including instructors, faculty, instructional/learning designers, support staff, and anyone who is interested in ensuring quality teaching and learning in the online and digital learning environment.

All levels are welcome, so we have various experience and insights to share and learn from.