Raising questions. Pursuing answers. Curating and categorizing. That’s how we support the QM system.
A founding principle that continues to drive Quality Matters is the need for QM Standards to reflect current academic research on effective learning. The initial standards and subsequent modifications have been based on the insights of teams of experienced online instructors and instructional designers and on the best practices standards promulgated by accrediting bodies and national and international organizations. In addition, the QM Standards have been examined for consistency with the conclusions of the educational research literature regarding factors that increase learning and engagement and that improve learner retention rates.
QM Research is focused on curating and supporting research studies related to the impact and use of the Quality Matters model. Literature reviews to inform members of the Rubric Committees in their effort to assure that the Rubrics remains current with the research are also an important component of QM Research activities. If you are looking for guidance on conducting QM-focused research or finding studies to support the use of QM, we recommend starting with the resources listed in this section.
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February 13, 2020
Meet QM's Director of Research and Innovation
Dr. Bethany Simunich joined QM in January in a newly-created position with intentions to accelerate and advance the current contributions of QM’s research team and volunteer community. In this webinar, she'll talk about ways to move beyond existing institutional data and common research questions to more fully explore the complex situations and stories underneath quality assurance efforts. Bring your questions about QM research to this special opportunity to meet this published researcher with over 15 years of experience in eLearning research, instructional design, and online pedagogy.
Webinar begins at 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT, 9:00 a.m. AKT
CHLOE 4: Overview of the Fourth QM-Eduventures Changing Landscape of Online Education Survey
Details coming soon!
A presentation by Barbara Frey and Rae Mancilla on the results of their accessibility policy survey.
The topic will be research on teaching & learning.