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.

  • March 20, 2019
    Busting Multimedia Myths: An Evidence-Based Approach to Quality Instructional Media

    Presented by Steven Crawford, District Director for the Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation at Maricopa Community Colleges

    There are many myths as to what makes a "good" online presentation. This session will provide an overview of the categories and types of instructional multimedia and the quality research to date. Participants will be invited to discuss the application of these evidence-based practices.

    Webinar begins at 3:00 p.m. ET, 2:00 p.m. CT, 1:00 p.m. MT, 12:00 p.m. PT

  • 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; and Eric Miller, Government Professor, 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


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:


April, 2019 
CHLOE 3: Overview of the Third QM-Eduventures Changing Landscape of Online Education Survey

Details coming soon!

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.


March 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Meeting Quality Standards with SoftChalk

Presented by Letitia Bergantz, Athens State University; Mark Gale, Athens State University; Adam Fantom, Harford Community College; and Regina Roof-Ray, Harford Community College

Quality courses use tools that engage all learners in multiple ways. In this webinar, you’ll hear how educators from Harford Community College and Athens State University use various SoftChalk features to create engaging and accessible courses that meet QM Standards. You will also see working examples from courses they built using SoftChalk tools — and how the QM Standards helped them to ensure the quality of their course design.