QM Success Stories Archive

FREE for all QM Members, these archived sessions of QM Success Stories can be viewed in the Reference Library after logging into MyQM. Select the webinar title for the description. Select "view webinar" for the recording link when available.

  • Calming the Waves, Navigating a Sea of Reluctance
    Presented on December 11, 2018 by Presenters Elizabeth Rodriguez, Director of eLearning and Instructional Innovation Center at Laredo Community College
    Is there a better way to support your faculty through the QM Review process? In this webinar, you’ll learn what Laredo College is doing to gain faculty buy-in after being tasked with having to redesign their online/hybrid courses using the QM Rubric. 
  • Ensuring Quality After the Review is Over
    Presented on November 13, 2018 by Presenters Sherrell Wheeler and Karen May, New Mexico State University Alamogordo
    What happens after the QM review? How does a campus go from QM to total QA? Hear how campus-wide quality assurance is maintained at NMSU-A. Topics will include ensuring the quality of courses, of delivery, and of master courses and providing campus-wide equivalent services for online students. 
  • Developing a QM Culture During Course Design
    Presented on October 17, 2018 by Stella Porto, The Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
    Learn how the QM Rubric serves an important role in providing a benchmark for quality control where course design and development activities are distributed between various professionals. In serving as a hub for many distinct departments, The Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) delivers a variety of online courses targeting the public sector in Latin America. The courses are offered in two main formats: traditional instructor-led courses (in Moodle) and MOOCs (through edX). View Webinar
  • This One is Going to Need Some Work: Building Relationships Through Difficult Conversations
    Presented on September 20, 2018 by Lucy Kefauver, Director of Distance Education, West Liberty University
    How many times have you had to deliver the news that a course needs improvement when working with faculty in online course development? Do you dread it? You don't have to! This session will help you identify strategies for building relationships through these difficult conversations. View Webinar
  • An Immersive Approach to Rapid Blended Course Design Using QM
    Presented on August 7, 2018 by Tracy Medrano, Instructional Designer and Christine Fundell, Lead Accessibility Specialist from California State University, San Bernardino
    Join design specialists as they share how a simple visualization strategy, using seven basic office supplies, and QM as a guide helped them rapidly achieve consistency, clarity, and alignment in their blended course design. They will also reveal how their design process demonstrates a commitment to accessibility and usability. They will share their blended course design strategy and helpful tips and tricks so you too can achieve similar results. View Webinar
  • Establishing Team Tools that Promote Evidence-based Course Design
    Presented on July 19, 2018 by Jami Nininger, Assistant Dean Distance Education, Mount Carmel College of Nursing
    In today's higher education landscape, faculty are met with competing priorities in the face of limited time. As such, the proposition of approaching online course design through structures determined to be beyond those traditionally used is often met with resistance. Building faculty buy-in for embracing evidence-based course design is essential for the promotion of quality in online education. This session describes one team's journey in creating design templates that engaged faculty in course design and ignited interest in overall course design and certification initiatives. View Webinar
  • A Rose by Any Other Name Smells as Sweet: Introducing QM to Reluctant Faculty
    Presented on June 14, 2018 by Wren Mills, Assistant Director, and Alicia Pennington, Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Western Kentucky University
    Do you have faculty who balk at learning about Quality Matters? In this session, learn how and why we created a faculty learning community to help faculty refresh and revise courses using the QM Rubric as a basis, but did not reveal that was what we were doing until the very last gathering. View Webinar
  • Everything I Need to Know About Student Engagement I Learned From a Rabid Sports Fan
    Presented on May 19, 2018 by Robert Lindsay, Salt Lake Community College
    Wouldn't you love students to follow your online course as closely as sports fans follow their favorite teams? Learn strategies and tools used by sportscasters that online instructors can use to increase student engagement. View Webinar
  • Preparing for a Formal QM Review: Comparing Three Models
    Presented on April 3, 2018 by Renée Petrina, Principal Online Instructional Designer, Indiana University; David Becker, Instructional Design & Technology Specialist, Indiana University Southeast; Sandra Johnson, Quality Matters Coordinator, New Mexico State University; and Pat Abrego, Director of Instructional Technology & Distance Education, Texas A&M International University
    How do you ensure consistent quality in formative, internal reviews? A full QM review is a significant investment of time and funds — how can you be confident that a course and a faculty member are “ready” before they go up for a full review? In this moderated panel, QM Coordinators from three universities (New Mexico State, Texas A&M International, and Indiana) compared and contrasted how they approached the challenge that faces many QM institutions. View Webinar
  • Welcome to Pasta 401: Bring Your Appetite for Creating Course Alignment
    Presented on March 14, 2018 by Larissa Cremeens and Laura Suero-Cole, University of Southern Indiana
    Are you hungry for course alignment? In this session, you'll practice the fundamental process of designing an aligned course from "scratch." Using the tools created by the USI Instructional Designer team as your main ingredient, you will end up with a delicious course recipe. View Webinar
  • Breaking Bad with QM Standard 8: ensuring an All-Access Pass for Learners
    Presented on February 14, 2018 by Don Lourcey, School Support Consultant, and Chris Smith, Instructional Designer, North Carolina Virtual Public School
    Creating an online course that is accessible to diverse learners can be challenging. This session explains the what, why, and how of providing all students access to content and activities so they can easily navigate and interact with online course modules. View Webinar
  • Cultivating a Sustainable Quality Assurance Program
    Presented on January 10, 2018 by Dionne Thorne, Director, Instructional Design and Online Learning; Sarah Barnhardt, Associate Professor, ESOL; and Stephen Kabrhel, Associate Professor, Department Chair, Physical Sciences, The Community College of Baltimore County
    Quality Matters certification ensures high standards for online courses. However, what if the institution is unable to financially afford certification for all online courses? The panel shares the story of how one college created an internal review process based on QM. View Webinar
  • Using the CPE Rubric as a Cattle Guard
    Presented on December 7, 2017 by Steve Simpson, Digital Learning Specialist, Arlington ISD
    Learn how one K-12 district utilizes QM's CPE standards as the basis for a certification course required of any staff wanting to develop and offer a fully online professional learning (PL) course. In other words, learn how the CPE Standards help us "ride herd" on online PL course development and avoid the "Wild West"! View Webinar
  • Whoa! With a Template You're Halfway There
    Presented on November 15, 2017 by Stephanie Fuhr and Ricky Zager, Instructional Designers, and Karla Morris, Manager of Instructional Design Services, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
    Make QM certification achievable by creating an effective Quality Matters-based course template. A simple template can be adapted to any course and can include elements that help set the stage for a successful development. With a template, you're already halfway there — why not go for certification! View Webinar
  • An Independent IYOC with a Blended Twist: Improving Both Design and Delivery
    Presented on October 18, 2017 by Tani McBeth and Greg Kaminski
    Faculty from Portland Community College explore the innovative way they use QM’s Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) workshop. Discover how faculty have benefited from the approach — including how they share and reflect on course design strategies, as well as best pedagogical practices for instructional delivery. Plus, learn how you can bring this approach to your institution and expand on your own IYOC experience with a flexible F2F component designed to promote effective online teaching strategies in addition to good course design. You’ll also gain an understanding of how you can fine-tune and the apply instructional improvement plans through instructor collaboration beyond the IYOC. View Webinar
  • The Course Map on the Road to QM!
    Presented on September 14, 2017 by Natasha Lindsey, University of North Alabama
    Often, faculty are unfamiliar with instructional design principles and at the same time instructional designers are unfamiliar with course subject matter. As for the students, their question is, "Why am I doing this?" This session will discuss using course maps to help faculty and designers work together to conceptualize goals for instruction, to help students understand the purpose of course goals and instructional materials, and to design instruction that satisfies QM alignment standards (2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, and 6.1). View Webinar
  • Does Quality Really Matter? Implementing QM Training at River Parishes Community College
    Presented on August 24, 2017 by Jared Eusea, Mathematics Instructor and Grant Principal Investigator, and Jesse Paul, English Instructor and BFF
    Initial and ongoing Quality Matters implementation and online course review at their home institution are discussed. Topics include: developing measurable goals and objectives, identifying prospective and current online faculty, selecting required Quality Matters courses, applying Quality Matters standards to current courses, reviewing online courses, and extending Quality Matters training into future semesters and courses. The initiative was funded by the Louisiana BoR Support Fund Contract Number: LEQSF (2015-16)-ENH-PEN-13. View Webinar
  • The QM K-12 Rubric as a Course Development Roadmap
    Presented on July 19, 2017 by Krista Tomaselli, Course Development Manager, Michigan Virtual University, Kristi Peacock, Instructional Designer, Michigan Virtual University
    Strategies for applying the QM K-12 Rubric to the process of online course development were explored. See how the development team at Michigan Virtual School used the QM K-12 Rubric and Annotations to increase course quality and development efficiency. First, we will present a process for developing institutional best practices by closely studying each Standard. Next, we will look at how to apply these practices to the development of course and lesson templates. Sample templates will be provided and participants will be encouraged to share their own best practices. View Webinar
  • Gaining Momentum: Implementing and Sustaining QM at a Unionized Public University
    Presented on June 6, 2017 by Krista Tomaselli, Course Development Manager, Michigan Virtual University, Kristi Peacock, Instructional Designer, Michigan Virtual University
    Strategies for applying the QM K-12 Rubric to the process of online course development were explored. See how the development team at Michigan Virtual School used the QM K-12 Rubric and Annotations to increase course quality and development efficiency. First, we will present a process for developing institutional best practices by closely studying each Standard. Next, we will look at how to apply these practices to the development of course and lesson templates. Sample templates will be provided and participants will be encouraged to share their own best practices. View Webinar
  • What to Do When We Don't Know What We Don't Know: Lessons Learned from QM Rookies
    Presented on May 10, 2017 by Katie Bridges, Instructional Designer, Georgia Highlands College; Holly Owens, Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Cara Richard, University Associate Instructional Designer, Lamar University
    It's hard to know what to do when we don't know what we don't know about implementing and maintaining Quality Matters at our institutions. Join three QM rookies for this discussion on implementation and sustainability of QM at their respective institutions. The presenters will share innovative ways to implement and maintain QM through best practices and life lessons. View Webinar
  • Forging New Paths with QM-Infused Faculty Training
    Presented on April 27, 2017 by Dr. Wren Mills, Distance Learning Training Coordinator, Western Kentucky University 
    We have found that embedding Quality Matters — from the underlying principles to the Rubric — into every training or faculty development event can help to promote the program's effectiveness much more than having QM as a stand-alone initiative. Come to this session to learn how our campus worked to revise existing programs — from half-hour webinars to week-long events — to have Quality Matters carefully integrated into each one, thus promoting the QM program in every training and development session offered and making it more familiar to and comfortable for our faculty. View Webinar
  • True Confessions: 5 Things I Did Wrong Managing Our QM Program
    Presented on March 7, 2017 by Alissa Sells, Program Administrator, eLearning & Open Education, Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
    Failure is not an option right . . . well, actually it is! Learning from my mistakes has been an integral part of my current success managing our system-wide Quality Matters program. In this session I'll share the mistakes I've made so participants don't have to make them too. I'll also offer some practical tips and solutions for managing a QM program that participants can apply today. Participants will share their program management challenges, receive feedback from peers, and start writing an action plan. View Webinar
  • Growing a 7-12 Online Program Embedded in Quality Matters
    Presented on February 8, 2017 by Mrs. Jennifer Sayre, Online Teacher Leader; Consultant, Hilliard City Schools; Sayre Online Solutions LLC; Mr. Mark Pohlman, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Hilliard City Schools
    Want to know how to maximize the QM Framework in 7-12 course development? Hear how a large, suburban school district just outside of Columbus, Ohio has adopted Quality Matters to redesign and create a full suite of quality, online course options for their 7-12 graders. View Webinar
  • Quality at the Peak: Colorado Community College System's Approach to QM Implementation
    Presented on January 25, 2017 by Dr. Tina Parscal, Executive Director; Dr. Stephen McElroy, Director of Academic Excellence; Darci Duran, Instructional Design Team Manager; Colorado Community Colleges Online
    This session will share Colorado Community College System's approach for supporting campuses in launching Quality Matters and Colorado Community College Online's specific evolution with quality assurance. Panelists will share specific implementation milestones and decision points. Implications for course design, course development, quality assurance processes, instructional policies, and faculty professional development will also be discussed. View Webinar
  • Expect More to Attain More: Reaching for 100% Faculty Certifications
    Presented on December 8, 2016 by Susan Colaric, Ph.D., Vice President, Online Learning and Services; Anne Cooper, Ph.D., Senior Vice President Instruction and Academic Programs; St. Petersburg College
    Most institutions have faculty who have been teaching online for decades as well as those just starting out. So how do you ensure that everyone has a common vision for quality? St. Petersburg College expected more and attained more by making it a college priority: 100% of faculty certified in the LMS, 100% of online/blended faculty certified in Teaching an Online Course, 100% of faculty developing courses certified in Applying the QM Rubric, and 50 faculty certified/working as QM Peer Reviewers. Participants will learn how to establish a common vision for quality and to apply this process to their own institutions. View Webinar
  • Applying QM to a Face-to-Face Course - Blending, Flipping, Extending: QM Beyond the Online
    Presented on November 16, 2016 by Stacey Cofield, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    QM Standards can be effectively applied to an in person, traditional, lecture-based course to achieve a more dynamic and purposeful classroom. This session will look at how course competencies can be supported using QM Standards, from the syllabus to independent and group activities, lectures, homework assignments, exams, and projects. View Webinar
  • Flexible But Not Flimsy: Addressing Standards Using a Personalized Faculty Pathway
    Presented on October 12, 2016 by Mary Bohman, Instructional Design Specialist, Winona State University; Robin O'Callaghan, Senior Instructional Designer, Winona State University
    This session will present the WeTeach program, a model proven to be successful to engage faculty in a voluntary program supporting course design and integrating QM Standards. The program includes a flexible model with multiple delivery methods that address faculty's needs with personalized custom attention. This session will showcase the program's structure, project management tools and strategies, campus communication and promotion, and a brief overview of content topics. View Webinar
  • Why Fly Without a Net? The Role of Quality Matters Training and Support in Online Course Development
    Presented on September 15, 2016 by Darrin Jones, Instructional Developer, University of Northern Iowa
    Support for faculty is everything! This session will provide an overview of the collaborative online course development process offered at a comprehensive Midwestern university. The instructional development team will outline their online course award stipend-based process, pre-development instructor preparation with qualified Quality Matters facilitators, course development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation and support. This session will include an active dialogue with session participants; discussion will be encouraged throughout the presentation. View Webinar
  • Take the Next Step with a QM Faculty Learning Community
    Presented on August 18, 2016 by Kathy Bright, eLearning Support, Olympic College; Laurie Adamson, Faculty, Olympic College
    Many faculty at this institution have completed the APPQMR training, yet seem unable to take the next step. A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) was created, giving faculty a place to discuss how to revise their courses to meet Quality Matters Standards. Learn more about the FLC structure, meeting agendas, materials used, and results. Participants will also be provided with several of the tools and resources that were developed for this Faculty Learning Community and will leave with a template for creating an FLC at their schools. View Webinar
  • A Journey to the Top 2 Percent
    Presented on July 28, 2016 by Jill Holmes, Business Faculty; Kim Hansen, Accounting Faculty; Sheryl Barton, Business and Office Technology Faculty; Riverland Community College 
    How did a small, rural, multi-campus community college become one of the top 2 percent of all QM institutions? Come on an interactive journey to discover ideas for achieving QM success at your campus. You'll learn how leadership, internal mentors, faculty workshops, monetary incentives, and a wall of fame motivate faculty to pursue QM Certification. There will be several strategies for how you, too, can get a piece of the pie. View Webinar
  • QM Coordinator Success Tips: A Model for Sharing Roles and Responsibilities
    Presented on June 9, 2016 by Joan Mikalson, Associate Provost; Betsy Brennan, Data Quality Specialist, Excelsior College
    A Lead QM Coordinator and QM-Certified Course Review Manager from Excelsior College will tell the story of how a QM organizational chart evolved and the shared model for QM Coordinator emerged. First-hand tales will be shared on designating various QM roles and responsibilities, such as assembling an in-house training team, managing internal and subscriber course reviews, setting up a Quality Matters college-wide committee, communicating to the campus, and reporting back to Quality Matters. View Webinar
  • Launch & Learn – TEAM with Quality Matters™: Together Everyone Achieves More
    Presented on May 11, 2016 by Anne Marie Hodges, Web Development Manager, Chamberlain College of Nursing; Himani Trivedi, Manager, Instructional Designer, DeVry Education Group; Joy Whitlatch, Assistant Professor, RN-BSN Online, Chamberlain College of Nursing
    Participants will learn that it takes teamwork to implement a QM initiative. The presenters will describe an implementation plan, highlight data showing progress of success, and identify best practices for implementing QM standards in an Online nursing program. The presentation will also showcase resources that encourage colleague engagement in implementing QM standards into course design. Reflections from various colleagues (including administrator, faculty and Instructional Designer) will be included. View Webinar
  • Using the CPE Rubric for Faculty Development Programs
    Presented on April 14, 2016 by Steven Crawford, Associate Director, Academic Innovation; Jinnette Senecal, Senior Instructional Designer; Arizona State University
    For developing online or blended faculty development programs, the QM Higher Education (HE) Rubric may not be the best tool for reviewing the quality of the program design. This session will discuss the design changes Arizona State University made when it began to use the Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) Rubric to inform the design of online faculty development programs.  View Webinar
  • 8 Tips for Addressing Standard 8
    Presented on March 16, 2016 by Catherine Artac, Instructional Designer/Technologist, Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Overwhelmed by the idea of meeting Section 508 requirements? Not sure if you are truly addressing the five Specific Review Standards under General Standard 8? This session will look at eight steps you can take toward making your digital content accessible for all users. High-level topics will be discussed, as well as nuts and bolts ideas such as heading levels, alt text, descriptive links, captioning/transcripts, and specific examples of how you can meet Standard 8. Your takeaways will be both a greater awareness of accessibility issues and a number of practical resources. View Webinar
  • Save Time and Money: Grow Your Own QM Facilitator
    Presented on February 23, 2016 by Eddie Andreo, Director for Online Learning, Cowley College
    Learn what it takes to grow your own Certified Face-to-Face and Online Facilitator and how to train your entire faculty in Applying the Quality Matters Rubric, at the same time saving a significant amount of money! View Webinar
  • Transition Lassoed by QM: Capitalizing on a New LMS by Integrating QM Principles in Training
    Presented on January 20, 2016 by Terry Pollard, Director of Instructional Development and Distance Learning; Rebecca Butler, Coordinator of Instructional Development and Distance Learning; Jessica Bailey, Dean, School of Health Related Professions; University of Mississippi Medical Center
    An academic health science center in the southern United States adopted Quality Matters in 2014, representing the first institutional partnership with Quality Matters in higher education in the state. Within the same calendar year, administrators were presented with a new development from campus administrators: the campus' legacy learning management system would be replaced with a new system. Could the eLearning group blend training on QM with the training on the new system? Six months later, an online course with 26 QM Standards was integrated into the self-paced online course. View Webinar
  • You Are Not Alone: Institutional Support Structures for QM Review
    Presented on December 8, 2015 by Karen Watte, Course Development Specialist; Shannon Riggs, Director of Course Development and Training; Melanie Kroening, Instructional Designer
    This presentation describes successes in creating a set of support structures including a pre-review process of collaboration between faculty and instructional designers, ongoing support during the review, and post-review collaborative continual course improvement. View Webinar
  • Building a Network to Disseminate QM Principles
    Presented on November 17, 2015 by Emily Magruder, Coordinator, Innovative and Effective Instruction and Keisha Paxton, Director of the Faculty Development Center, California State University, Dominguez Hills; Ashley Skylar, Quality Assurance Manager, California State University Office of the Chancellor
    To implement a QM-based online course design program CSUDH created the DH Network, a group of faculty who disseminate best practice in online course design through peer-to-peer sharing. This session shares design of the network's academy and consultation process and reviews lessons learned. View Webinar
  • Our Sneaky QM Implementation: Moving Beyond Posting Their Syllabus Online
    Presented on October 14, 2015 by Maria Fernandez, Instructional Designer and Jeff Suarez-Grant, Instructional Designer, California State University, Los Angeles
    Sneak quality assurance into faculty development to help instructors design quality courses even before deciding to teach online. Ensure quality through consistent exposure to LMS templates and workshops infused with QM principles, while avoiding a prescriptive approach to course design. View Webinar
  • Keeping a Voluntary QM Program Going and Growing
    Presented on September 8, 2015 by Allison Peterson, Instructional Designer III, Texas Woman's University
    Everyone agrees that quality course design is a good thing, and administrators are supportive of QM as a process and Rubric. But no one is mandating adherence to the process or standards. Now what? How do you get faculty interested and involved? This presentation will cover the subtle and not-so-subtle approaches that have worked for one institution and encourage conversation, ideas, and suggestions from others. Whether you are just getting started or trying to keep the interest going, come and learn more. View Webinar
  • Introducing QM to Tough Customers
    Presented on August 19, 2015 by Kathleen Chambers, eLearning Instructional Designer/QM Coordinator, North Seattle College and Adjunct Faculty for Shoreline Community College; Amy Rovner, eLearning Instructional Designer and Associate Faculty at Shoreline Community College
    If you're looking to motivate "tough customers", faculty resistant to QM adoption, you need to create a faculty-driven campus culture for course reviews. As a faculty member, Kathleen was a "tough customer" when she first heard about Quality Matters. In this presentation, Kathleen and Amy will describe strategies to personalize the QM process with basic organizing skills focusing on an awareness of your skills as an organizer to dissolve resistance. They will then share how these strategies were implemented in stages over the past few years and describe their successes and ongoing challenges. View Webinar
  • QM 411: A Shared Directory Approach for Design Resources and Best Practices
    Presented on July 8, 2015 by Kitty Deal, Assistant Professor, Education; and Debbi Canavan, Title III Activity Director and eLearning Instructional Specialist; Kodiak College, University of Alaska Anchorage
    Help! How can faculty keep up with all the complex components of quality courses? Come see how a small, rural college addressed the need to create a common repository for best practice examples, technology tools and strategies, course design, and QM standards using the directory approach. View Webinar
  • An Introduction to QM:  The QM Quickie
    Presented on June 17, 2015 by Melody Buckner, Director of Digital Learning and Online Education, University of Arizona
    Do you have challenges getting faculty buy-in for QM? This session demonstrates and discusses a teaser presentation used to introduce faculty to QM. Our goal is to encourage faculty to sign up for the full "Applying the QM Rubric" training. Our QM Quickie presentation has proved to be successful across campus. Many colleges, departments, and programs have invited us to come and talk to their faculty about QM and have become part of the QM movement across campus. View Webinar
  • Looking Under the Hood: Making Course Design Transparent
    Presented on May 27, 2015 by Lisa Kidder, Senior Instructional Technologist, Idaho State University
    Come explore the “under hood” design features of a faculty development course designed to use authentic learning as faculty develop an online or hybrid course based on the Quality Matters Rubric.  The eight week online course provides faculty the opportunity to be a student in an online course, learn to use our LMS (Moodle), create their own course and see Quality Matters standards in practice. The course uses four lenses - authentic learning, Quality Matters, Moodle, and Other Tools, to highlight the design rationale in each module, and specific activities.  You will have access to an example to explore on your own after the session. View Webinar
  • How to Make Your Course QM Awesome: Creative Quality Matters Applications
    Presented on April 14, 2015 by Shannon Bradley, Education Program Director, New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College
    If you would like to see creative ways to implement the QM Rubric in your online learning environment, this is the presentation for you! Shannon will explain and demonstrate how she has applied the QM Standards within her QM Certified course using SoftChalk, Google Drive, small group collaborations, Screen-Cast-O-Matic, YouTube, and more.  She has used these tools in her own courses, and in the presentation, she will incorporate the ideas gained from collaborating with Math, Communications, and English colleagues that have led to improved student learning and engagement. This presentation will provide practical tips and instructions for implementing these tools into your online course. View Webinar
  • Applying, Improving, Reviewing:  A Three Step Plan for Successfully Implementing QM
    Presented on March 18, 2015 by Roxann Humbert, Statewide Director of Higher Education eLearning for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
    Hear how one state has successfully trained over 1000 faculty on the principles of QM and how to improve their own courses as well as set up a review process that allows institutions to maintain their own autonomy. View Webinar
  • Quality Matters at the Core: A Roadmap for Collaborative Online Course Development
    Presented on February 25, 2015 by Robert Cougar Burke, Brian Kennedy, Sheryle Kuhnley, Cristina Padilla, and Jyl Warner, Albuquerque Public Schools
    This conversation offers a snapshot of how the QM Rubric provides a foundation for a district initiative at Albuquerque Public Schools that is leading to the development of high quality online courses. Through a Collaborative effort, the district is transforming professional development strategies and opportunities for those involved in the process.  View Webinar
  • It Takes a Village: Building Successful Statewide QM Implementation Through Collaboration
    Presented on January 2, 2015 by Jill Phipps, Curriculum Designer, University of Akron
    A collaborative approach and a distributed leadership model enabled QM's largest statewide system subscription to not only grow, but thrive. Building on the spirit of collaboration, institutions are now able to conduct course reviews at very low cost and participate in an annual membership meeting. View Webinar
  • Minnesota’s Statewide Model: Leveraging Collaboration to Improve Course Quality
    Presented on December 12, 2014 by Elizabeth McMahon, Statewide QM Coordinator, Minnesota Online Quality Initiative, Northland Community and Technical College
    Through formal reviews that utilize only external reviewers and professional development that supports collaboration and shared expertise, attend this session to learn how our model invites broad collaboration among all of our subscribing institutions. View Webinar
  • Working through the QM Process for a Graduate Course:  Lessons Learned from an Early Adopter
    Presented on November 18, 2014 by Diana Schwerha, PhD, Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Russ College of Engineering, Ohio University
    Diana will discuss some of the challenges of being the first person at her university to go through a QM review. She will share the overall process, describe how a statistics course was designed for online delivery, and discuss good design principles for an online graduate class. View Webinar
  • Making Quality Happen Through a Quality Matters Internal Review Process
    Presented on October 23, 2014
    Sherrell Wheeler, Rob Klinger, Kathy Roark-Diehl, Gary Bond, New Mexico State University-Alamagordo. View Webinar
  • QM Lessons Learned
    Presented on September 18, 2014 by Buddy Muse and Tom Cantu of Montgomery College
    The signing of a formal QM Implementation Plan, establishment of a training program, procedures for faculty to have their courses pre-reviewed and formally reviewed, and lessons learned will be discussed. A showcase of one of the MC courses that has met QM standards will be included in the presentation. View Webinar
  • Quality Matters at NMSU-Carlsbad
    Presented on August 13, 2014 by Nicole Olsson-Dail, New Mexico State University - Carlsbad
    Nicole will share her personal experiences implementing Quality Matters at New Mexico State University-Carlsbad.  She'll also discuss NMSU-Carlsbad's internal review process, accreditation success, and future implementation plans. View Webinar
  • The Trail to a Quality Matters Recognized Course
    Presented on July 17, 2014 by Sharon Lalla, New Mexico State University
    Sharon will be sharing her experiences about the formal Quality Matters review process. She will tie her experiences to specific portions of her online course as she walks through various components of her QM recognized course.  She will end the session with next steps toward improvement. View Webinar

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