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May 2, 2020

FREE Webinar — Building On Remote Instruction Successes: A Roadmap To Quality

Note this free webinar coming up next week.

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Building on Remote Instruction Successes: A Roadmap to Quality

Wednesday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern

This spring saw an unprecedented pivot from face-to-face classes to remote learning, often with little time to make the transition. But you did it! Thanks to your hard work and dedication, countless students are continuing their learning journey. So what’s next? Unfortunately, nobody knows. That’s why it’s critical to prepare for whatever the future holds.

Join members of the Quality Matters team to discover how you can cross the bridge from remote instruction to quality online learning. We’ll begin with the foundational recommendations from QM’s Emergency Remote Instruction Checklists. Then, we’ll present a phased strategy to help you move from where you are to a higher level of quality, incrementally building on individual and institutional successes.

Register Now
Presented By:
Bethany Simunich
Bethany Simunich, Ph.D., is QM’s Director of Research and Innovation. She has worked in higher education for over 20 years and has over 15 years of experience in eLearning research, instructional design and online pedagogy. As QM’s Director of Research and Innovation, she helps provide research-based tools, ideas and solutions to enable individuals and institutions to assess and achieve their quality assurance goals. Her research interests include presence in the online classroom, online student and instructor self-efficacy and satisfaction, and outcomes achievement in online courses.
Christine Voelker
Christine Voelker is QM’s K-12 Program Director. She has been involved with K-12 education for over 20 years, with an emphasis on distance learning, library media, instructional technology and professional development. Prior to coming to Quality Matters, Christine ran a statewide partnership grant in Maryland. During this time, she also served as an Educational Technology Teacher Specialist for her home district, where she developed and coordinated the first student online learning program.
Suzanne Scheffler
Suzanne Scheffler is QM’s K-12 Program Manager. She has worked in education for over two decades, with experience in K-12 teaching, adult education and online learning. Previously, as an administrator for a regional adult education program, Suzanne oversaw an online and credit diploma program and served as a liaison to key state initiatives related to online education, adult education and mathematics. She also consulted as a math subject matter expert and course designer. Suzanne worked with Quality Matters for five years as a K-12 Master Reviewer and Facilitator before accepting an internal position.
Can’t make it? No need to register — recordings of QM Online Learning Webinars can be found on our YouTube channel.
Quality Matters QM
Quality Matters (QM) is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. It provides a scalable quality assurance system for online and blended learning used within and across organizations. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programs, it means they have met QM Course Design Standards or QM Program Review Criteria in a rigorous review process.
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