Improve Courses & Training by Building Expertise

Quality Matters online workshops help faculty, teachers and instructional designers grow beyond their current online learning expertise. Whether you are experienced or just entering online learning, your courses — and learners — will benefit from the application of QM Rubrics and course improvement tools. Workshops are available to both QM members and non-members, with significant cost-savings for members.

Start by Learning to Apply QM Rubrics (APPQMR & APP)

Those new to QM will want to begin with our flagship workshop. Practice writing helpful recommendations for continuous improvement with the QM Rubric as your guide. Learn how the QM review process leads to alignment with learning objectives through non-opinionated analysis.

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HIGHER ED APPQMR

Learn about the QM HE Rubric and the process of using it to review an online course. This workshop is a prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course.
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K-12 APP

Learn about and apply the K-12 Secondary Rubric to an online course. See how the process aids improving online and blended courses.
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CPE

If your membership only includes the CPE Rubric, you will find the HE APPQMR helpful since the CPE Rubric is based on the HE Rubric Standards. 
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Click on the tab below (QM Live!, Teaching Online Certificate, Higher Ed, K-12 or Research) that matches your area of interest to see workshops available. 

  • The ABCs of QM-Focused Research
    Learn the steps for developing a research study on a topic of interest in online education in this three-week online workshop. If you have an idea for relating your evidence of QM implementation or the impact of using QM Standards to a research study, this workshop can help.

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  • National Distance Learning Week 2018

    Nov. 6 - 8, 2018 (Tues. - Thurs.): Three highly interactive and engaging 1-hour workshops delivered in real time through an interactive web-conferencing format. The workshops focus on using social media tools — Twitter, Facebook and Google+ — in your online and blended courses. Get the package discount or register for each one individually. You'll need a headset to get the most out of these sessions and participants should register individually.

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  • QM Live! 2018 Winter Institute

    Dec. 11 - 13, 2018 (Tues. - Thurs.):  A series of three 2-hour workshops delivered in real time through an interactive web-conferencing format. This series focuses on accessibility (e.g. MS Word documents, captioning videos and PDFs).  Get the package discount or register for each one individually. You'll need a headset to get the most out of these sessions and participants should register individually.

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  • K-12 QM Live!: Get Active Series

    This series of three web conferencing workshops focuses on strategies for increasing learner engagement by examining instructional materials, course content and types of interactions. The series is offered periodically throughout the year.  Please contact Maggie Bacon to set up a dedicated session for your organization.  

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