Member Success Stories, Research and More

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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 1000 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.

  • July 17, 2024
    Influencing LMS Adoption Through QM-Based Training and Digital Badges

    Presented by Dr. Charlotte Russell Cox and Dr. Larrisha McGill-Youngblood from North Carolina Central University

    In this session, we will discuss the outcome of a systematic review and meta-analysis on the relationship between synchronous instructor presence and student learning and satisfaction in online courses. Participants will engage in a guided discussion about the limitations of the current research on this topic and brainstorm positive steps toward improving the research.

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

  • August 15, 2024
    From Slogan to Reality: Breaking Down the Barrier of Quality Assurance at Scale

    Presented by Rene Molenaur, Senior Instructional Designer, and Steve Kaufman, Senior Instructional Designer and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, from the University of Akron

    Quality Matters' slogan is "Helping you deliver on your online promise," but it can be difficult for institutions to define that promise and implement quality assurance at scale. The University of Akron's "UAkron Online Promise" is a tiered development process that helps faculty meet QM standards and partners them with instructional designers. This process streamlines QA, boosts faculty recognition, and increases learner confidence. In this session, participants we’ll discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing a tiered QA process, identify institutional barriers, and learn how the "Online Promise" framework increases faculty buy-in as a student success initiative.

    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, 2024
    Designed at First Sight - Will AI be a Partner in Course Design? 

    Presented by Paula McDougald, Lead Course Design Specialist at Virtual Arkansas

    Follow our human designers as they journey through a new course design project, while agreeing to an exciting new proposal: fully committing to artificial intelligence as their co-designer the moment they first meet. Will it be a match made in cyberspace or will the pair be destined for doom? Join us to find out if the pair will stay together…or if they will split up!

    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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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.


August 8, 2024 — 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Support Student Success With QM Standards & Text-to-Speech Technology

Presented by Beatriz Flores-Martinez, eLearning & Instructional Design Specialist at Laredo College, Paula McDougald, Lead Course Design Specialist at Virtual Arkansas, and Paula McDougald, Lead Course Design Specialist at Virtual Arkansas

Join a roundtable discussion on how QM Standards and ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech technology work together. Presenters from Laredo College, Virtual Arkansas and ReadSpeaker will discuss how QM Standards for Course Design provide a roadmap for quality online courses and how ReadSpeaker tools assist in meeting QM Standards. Hear how these two solutions foster accessibility — supporting the success of ALL students.

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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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.


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