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.

  • August 21, 2019
    Interaction and Accessibility: Using Internal QM Reviews to Meet Federal Guidelines

    Presented by David Becker, Indiana University

    Have you wondered how your institution could use Quality Matters to assess whether or not courses meet federal guidelines concerning faculty-initiated interaction and accessibility? Come find out how we assess our courses and how you can do the same.

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

  • September 18, 2019
    3 Systems - 3 Approaches! Everything I Wanted to Learn About Managing My Own QM Reviews and Peer Reviewers

    Presented by Ashley Skylar, Elizabeth McMahon, Bethany Simunich

    Hear perspectives from California State, Kent State, and Minnesota State on lessons learned, favorite tools and tips for managing subscriber managed course reviews, tracking data, and growing your reviewer pool. Leave with great ideas and takeaways for implementation at your institution.

    Webinar begins at 12:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 a.m. CT, 10:00 a.m. MT, 9:00 a.m. PT

  • October 23, 2019
    Michigan Virtual’s Journey with Quality Matters

    Krista Tomaselli, Assistant Director of Instructional Product Development, and Kristi Peacock, Senior Instructional Designer, Michigan Virtual

    Are you a member of a K-12 organization thinking about embracing Quality Matters? Are you wondering how to get started? Learn about how one organization went from having no formal quality measures in place for course design to having more than 50 courses Quality Matters certified in three years.

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


K-12 Focused Webinars

National Standards for Quality Online Courses: What You Need to Know
August 28, 2019 — 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Join Christine Voelker, QM K-12 Program Director, and Cindy Hamblin, Director at Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA), for an overview of the National Standards for Quality Online Courses (previously The iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses). The recently-revised set of standards is a popular resource for K-12 educators and is now under the stewardship of QM and the VLLA. Find out how the revision was carried out, and what it means for you and your work with the Quality Matters K-12 Rubric.

This webinar is free and open to QM members and all educators interested in K-12.


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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.


QM Research Online Conference: November 15, 2019 — 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern

Join several speakers to delve into online learning research. Participants will join presentations using Zoom during the three-hour free conference. Seven presentations will be available — two to three in each of the three session slots. You'll choose a presentation in each session on the day of the conference. The afternoon will begin with a brief introduction, explaining how to enter the Zoom room for each presentation, along with an explanation of the format.

Session 1

Topic 1: NSSE-QM Data on the Online Student Experience
Presented by Shimon Sarraf, Assistant Director for Survey Operations & Project Services at the National Survey of Student Engagement, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research

Topic 2: California State University - East Bay: Data and Analysis on QM Impact to Students' Learning
Presented by Dr. Roger Wen, Sr., Director of the Online Campus and MS in Education - Online Teaching and Learning Program, California State University - East Bay

Topic 3: The Community of Inquiry and Transformational Learning
Presented by Dr. Patrick Dempsey, Director, ELEVATE - The Office of Digital Teaching and Learning, Loyola University Maryland

Session 2

Topic 1: Using Learning Analytics: The Benefits and Pitfalls
Presented by Dr, Karen Swan, Professor, University of Illinois at Springfield

Topic 2: Disseminating Research
Presented by Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, Assistant Director, Ecampus Research Unit, Oregon State University

Session 3

Topic 1: Pre-testing, Post-testing, and Propensity Score Matching
Presented by Dr. Whitney Zimmerman, Assistant Teaching Professor, Statistics, Pennsylvania State University

Topic 2: The Distance Education Handbook: An Overview and Online Teaching: A Review of the Literature
Presented by Dr. Kay Shattuck, QM Director of Research, and Dr. Will Diehl, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Online Graduate Programs, Pennsylvania State University

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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.


Stay tuned for information on the next webinar.