Research Webinar Archives

FREE for QM Members and non-members, these QM-hosted Research webinars take place several times per year. Check the "Free Webinars" page for upcoming sessions. To view recorded sessions, select the webinar title for the description and select "view recording" for the recording link when available.

  • The Role of Research in Developing the Sixth Edition of the QM Higher Education Rubric for Course Design
    Presented: July 31, 2018

    Description: The Sixth Edition of the QM Higher Education Rubric represents, in a very real sense, a fundamental outcome of the ongoing design-based research project at the core of Quality Matters. The work of the vast QM community, in putting educational theory and research into widely contextualized application, is at the heart of the validation process for QM’s quality Standards and tools. This webinar provided an overview of the research conducted to assist with the Rubric update. It included a presentation of the Rubric update process, the research included, the literature review process, and explanations of other important data collection and analysis.

    Presented by QM Staff, Research Colleagues, and Guest Experts, including Brenda Boyd, Barbra Burch, Dr. Yaping Gao, Wade Lee, Dr. Kay Shattuck, Dr. Bethany Simunich, and Dr. Whitney Zimmerman

  • CHLOE 2 Report Tour: Second QM-Eduventures Changing Landscape of Online Education Survey
    Presented: April 26, 2018

    Description: Join QM Executive Director Emeritus, Ron Legon, and Chief Research Officer at Eduventures, Richard Garrett, for a tour of the results from the second Changing Landscape of Online Learning (CHLOE) survey of Chief Online Officers (sponsored by iDesign and ExtensionEngine). The presentation will provide insights gleaned from the data on a range of issues that affect online learning, including the reasons for — and motivations behind — policy and strategy decisions for advancing online learning. 

    The full report of the survey, CHLOE 2: A Deeper Dive, is available for download and contains relevant, informative and actionable information for stakeholders of online learning. It is part of a multi-year study that began with the release of the first CHLOE report in the spring of 2017, which was downloaded by over 2,500 readers.

  • QM — Now what? Faculty perceptions of Instructional Design and QM Standards
    Presented: February 15, 2018

    Description: Even experienced online instructors may be overwhelmed, wondering what they should do after their first Quality Matters Professional Development course (e.g., the APPQMR). Researchers Yingjie Liu, Instructional Designer, San Jose State University and Patrick Dempsey, Lead Instructional Teaching Specialist, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, provide an an overview of the challenges of — and best practices for — scaffolding professional development to optimize the use of QM. Instructors within the California State University System who had completed one or more QM courses were the participants for this study. You will gain insights about their QM Professional Development experience, their preparedness after it, the challenges of implementing QM into their courses, their valuation of QM Standards, and the kinds and forms of instructional design support they want.

  • Instructional Designers’ Confidence Levels in and Barriers to Research Design and Methodology
    Presented: December 7, 2017

    Description: Join researchers Dr. Katie Linder, Director, and Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, Assistant Director, from the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit for an overview of the results from their study of how instructional designers are engaging with, learning about and receiving training in research. QM is hosting one of several webinars connected with the study — Research Preparation and Engagement of Instructional Designers in U.S. Higher Education: Results from a national study.