On September 21, 2012, the Southwest Virginia Education and Training Network sponsored a workshop titled “Quality Matters in Teaching.” Elite Learning instructors as well as selected professors from UVA-Wise were in attendance. Charles Boling, the Coordinator
Library & Instructional Support Services for Virginia Highlands Community College, was the workshop presenter. This workshop familiarized the instructors with standards necessary for building and evaluating the design of online, hybrid and face-to-face courses. The primary objective was to utilize these standards to ensure that students achieve the desired learning outcomes. This professional development was an effective way for instructors to perform a self-evaluation of their course design. Elite Learning instructors ended the day by creating a personal plan of action, which they will use to make changes to their courses.