Member Success Stories, Research, and More

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See a list of all archived recordings. If you're a QM Member, you can access video links in MyQM in the Reference Library.

Have an idea for a QM Success Story? Email QM's Registrar for Higher Ed.

QM Success Stories

There is no substitute for experience! Your colleagues who have experience meeting QM's rigorous course design Standards and implementing QM on their campuses can provide you with valuable insights and experience. "QM Success Stories" webinars are presented by your colleagues and fellow members. They will share their experiences on topics like these and more: 

  • How do I create a plan for implementing QM at my organization?
  • What does a course look like that has met QM Standards?

The sessions are scheduled once per month and are FREE for members only! Space is limited to the first 500 registrants. You can register once and view the webinar with colleagues. The webinars are also live captioned! Can't make it? All QM Success Stories are recorded and available to subscribers after the session in the Reference Library located in MyQM approximately two-weeks after the session.

  • May 20, 2020
    Are We There Yet? Pack Your Bags for a Design Trip Using the QM Rubric

    Presented by Patti Brown, Stark State College

    Conduct an internal QM review during course design using QM4Design, an all-in-one GPS that keeps both instructional designers and faculty on the same road to quality. Make your reservation for a QM trip and plan your institution's destination.

    Webinar begins at 2:00 p.m. ET, 1:00 p.m. CT, 12:00 p.m. MT, 11:00 a.m. PT

  • June 17, 2020
    Building Excellence:  A Community of Online Teaching & Learning Where Quality Matters

    Presented by Laura Lane-Worley, Distance Education Coordinator and Channell Cook, Lead Instructor-Child Development from Lee College

    Learn how one mid-sized community college used Quality Matters' Teaching Online Certificate to build a model community of online teaching and learning. Participants will engage in activities to spark institutional buy-in and engage faculty.

    Webinar begins at 2:00 p.m. ET, 1:00 p.m. CT, 12:00 p.m. MT, 11:00 a.m. PT

  • July 22, 2020
    Breaking the Humdrum of “Post Once and Reply to Two Others”

    Presented by Lisa Kidder, Quality+ Program Manager, and Mark Cooper, Instructional Technologist, Idaho State University

    Tired of the “post once, and reply to two others” instructions in online discussions? Can you still meet QM Standards with an alternative? Come explore alternative discussion structures with specific learner instructions and grading criteria.

    Webinar begins at 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT


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Online Learning Webinars

Join QM and special guests for periodic webinars on a variety of topics related to building success with QM, online learning and professional growth.
The webinars are free and open to QM Members as well as non-members.

 

June 4, 2020
Academic Continuity Tools: Equipping Faculty, Students, and their Families for Online Learning

Presented by Dr. Bethany Simunich, Director of Research & Innovation at QM, Dr. Mac Adkins, Founder & Chief Academic Officer at SmarterServices, and Dr. Leigh Clay, Student Learning Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor at Indian River State College

Hosted by SmarterServices, this webinar will present several perspectives on the tools and techniques used during the recent transition to remote learning. While higher education looks different to many students and faculty that are new to online tools and delivery, the goals of creating quality learning experiences that promote learner success remain the same. Find out how measuring learner readiness, fostering faculty readiness, maintaining academic integrity, and promoting quality instructional design play major roles in achieving those goals.

Planning for academic continuity is now a reality for most institutions. Get prepared by attending this webinar to increase your level of awareness of how teaching and learning in the new normal impacts students, teachers and institutions.

Webinar begins at 2:00 p.m. ET, 1:00 p.m. CT, 12:00 p.m. MT, 11:00 a.m. PT

 

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Looking for a recording or miss a session?

See a list of all archived recordings

Have an idea for a Research Webinar? Contact the Research team.

Research Webinars

Join the QM Research Colleagues and other researchers from the QM Community for presentations of research on the impact of quality assurance in online learning and other related topics. The webinars are free and open to QM Members as well as non-members.

Specifics for upcoming webinars are still in development. Here are topics and general timelines to plan for:

June 9, 2020
Digital Accessibility: Benchmarking QM Institutional Policies and Practices in 2020

Presented by Barbara Frey, D.Ed., Assistant Professor, School of Education, Point Park University; and Rae Mancilla, Ed.D., Senior Instructional Designer, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Office of Online Learning, University of Pittsburg

Awareness of digital accessibility in higher education has increased in the past decade and become a priority for institutions offering online courses. In November of 2019, over 200 QM coordinators completed a benchmarking survey that reported on the policies, practices, tools, and professional development needs of their institutions regarding digital accessibility. This webinar presents the preliminary findings of this study, touching on roles and responsibility for ensuring compliance, captioning practices, budgeting, and future training opportunities.

Webinar begins at 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT

November, 2020

Join us for the second QM Online Conference for Research. The topic will be research on teaching & learning.