Member Success Stories, Research, and More

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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.

  • April 18, 2019
    Head 'Em Out! Move 'Em On! Developing a Quality Assurance Program Using Quality Matters

    Presented by Joyce Langenegger, Executive Director of Academic Success; Linda Reed, Instructional Design Specialist;  Eric Miller, Government Professor; and Sally Hughes, Instructional Designer from Blinn College

    How does QM align fractured processes into a cohesive QA program? Join a QA administrator, instructional designer, and online faculty member on the path from an unregulated Wild West online environment to a Modern era of structured course design and a review process that fully integrate QM standards. Review your own program, place it on the QM Continuum, and learn from other participants about their struggles and successes. This session will get you on the road of where you want to be with tips and tricks on how to arrive at your desired destination.

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

  • May 21, 2019
    Creative Alternatives for Fiscally Responsible Quality Assurance

    Presented by Sarah Barnhardt, Associate Professor and Natalie Johnson, Director of Online Instruction, at Community College of Baltimore County

    How do you institute optimal quality assurance on a budget? The conversation revolves around creative and innovative ways of ensuring quality through the use of available institutional resources. Community College of Baltimore shares its four-tiered review process and discusses ways to manage the process.

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

  • June, 2019
    Coming soon!


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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:


April 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern
CHLOE 3 - Behind the Numbers: Overview of the Third QM-Eduventures Changing Landscape of Online Education Survey

Presented by Ronald Legon, Executive Director Emeritus, Quality Matters; and Richard Garrett, Chief Research Officer, Eduventures Research

Join us for a presentation of key findings from the third CHLOE survey. Topics will include significant enrollment trends, the typical structure of online courses, widespread institutional governance practices for online programs, and analysis of online quality assurance as a process. In addition, the session will introduce five distinct models for offering online education at post-secondary institutions in the United States. These models may provide a useful perspective for institutions, helping them to identify their place in the spectrum of current online learning approaches and inform their planning and development processes.

May 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern

A presentation on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and QM's Experimental Set of Questions on Online Education

November, 2019

Special 3-Hour Virtual Conference: The Importance of Pre-/Post-Testing and several other topics. More details to come.

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Online Learning Webinars

Join QM and collaborating organizations for periodic webinars on using QM principles with online learning tools and systems such as learning management systems and content creation tools.
The webinars are free and open to QM Members as well as non-members.


May 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Building the Alignment Triangle for Quality with Coursetune and QM

It all started with the question, “Are we really sure students are learning what we think they are learning?” Hear how faculty at Oregon Institute of Technology have used Quality Matters Standards and Coursetune mapping software to strengthen course design and alignment across the courses they teach. Dr. Janette Isaacson and Grant Kirby have implemented a student-centered instructional design model that begins with three key components: QM is the foundation of quality metrics; Coursetune provides scalable modeling for alignment mapping; real-time student feedback provides an empirical measurement for quality success.