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June 23, 2022

Higher Ed June Newsletter: Single presenter videos, #QMConnect, Being Human and more

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 12:09 pm
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While this is one of their items focused on higher education, there are still a couple of things in here from QM that some readers might find useful.

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Higher Education News

June, 2022

Single Presenter Videos & Social Presence
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In the past months, Steven Crawford has focused his articles on the roles of audioscreencasting, and voiceover slides in presentations to online learners. This month, he tackles the world of video presentations by discussing single-presenter videos.

  • What are they?
  • What does the research say? 
  • What’s a good length? 
  • And maybe most importantly, “Can I do this myself?!” (Spoiler: Yes, you probably can!)

Learn more >>

#QMConnect: Start Strong with Workshops
QM Connect Conference November 6 – 9
Tucson, Arizona

Full conference Early Bird pricing for members is just $695 per person.

Pre-conference workshops are available at $150 for half day sessions or $300 for full-day sessions.

In addition to three days packed with information, sessions, presentations, and networking at the amazing location (Tucson’s luxurious Loews Ventana Canyon Resort), there are also several pre-conference workshops to choose from on November 6.

These workshops were designed to meet immediate needs of educators at all levels and provide an exciting lead-in to QM Connect 2022! Two of the workshops include:

  • The ABCs of Quality Online Learning Research: Applied, Beneficial, Centered — Jumpstart your online learning research project in the The ABCs of Online Learning Research workshop. This workshop will discuss the unique considerations of online learning research and walk you through the steps to design a quality online learning  research project. The tools and resources needed to bring your online learning research ideas to life will also be discussed.
  • Emancipatory Design Practices for Inclusive Learning — From Drs. Rachel Brooks and Siobhan Day Grady of North Carolina Central University, this workshop provides practical strategies for creating inclusive online courses, and uncovering existing disparities.

These are just two of the 13 pre-conference workshops available.

The full QM Connect 2022 agenda  — including all of the informative, interactive sessions you have come to expect from a QM conference  — will be available in July. To secure your spot at QM Connect 2022 — and get the best rate — register for the conference today.

Be Personable. Be Human.
With all of the options to automate an online course, it’s easy to lose sight of the human connection — the essential element that makes a course personable and engaging. While many mini-videos and lectures could be recorded in the same location with the same setup, it’s good to change things up. You can show learners your personality and interests — as Michelle Pacansky-Brock demonstrates in her informal, personalized introduction — without sacrificing professionalism.

To humanize the online experience, vary where you create your videos and share a little bit about yourself. This can help make communicating with instructors more approachable and less intimidating for students.

QM Live! Summer Camp 2022: July 5 – 28
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Make the most of your summer by honing your skills with QM Live! Summer Camp, our interactive virtual workshops. Usually offered only as dedicated sessions for groups of 10 or more, this summer you have the chance to participate in several of them!

QM Live! Summer Camp is a series of 2-hour, synchronous workshops designed to help you make your course content shine. Summer Camp runs July 5 – 28, 2022 (Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern or 2:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern).

Topics include:

Register now to secure your spot. Each workshop is only $75 for members.

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Please join us in congratulating the following Higher Education, Publisher and Continuing & Professional Education members for having one or more courses recently QM-Certified.

View More QM-Certified Courses >>

  • Allen College
  • Appalachian State University
  • Athens State University
  • Austin Community College District
  • Butler County Community College
  • California State University-East Bay
  • California State University-Long Beach
  • California State University-Sacramento
  • Cameron University
  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • Clark College
  • Cleveland Community College
  • Columbia Southern University
  • Dyersburg State Community College
  • East Carolina University
  • Emporia State University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida International University
  • Frederick Community College
  • Germanna Community College
  • Harford Community College
  • Idaho State University
  • Indiana University-South Bend
  • Instituto Profesional IACC
  • Iowa State University
  • John Carroll University
  • Kent State University System
  • Laredo College
  • Mount Carmel College of Nursing
  • New Mexico State University-Alamogordo
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • North Park University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Polk State College
  • Prairie View A & M University
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
  • Saudi Electronic University
  • Sinclair Community College
  • South Florida State College
  • South Texas College
  • Southeastern Community College (NC)
  • Southern Arkansas University Tech
  • Southwest Virginia Community College
  • Stark State College
  • Texas A & M International University
  • The University of Alabama
  • The University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Florida
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Waldorf University
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Region 4 Education Service Center
  • Teachworthy
Welcome New Members
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  • Felician University
  • Oakwood University
  • Monroe County Community College
  • Baruch College CUNY
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Community College of Aurora
  • Lamar Community College
  • Northeastern Junior College
  • Otero College
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Pueblo Community College
  • Florida A&M University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Carleton University
  • Universidad del Valle de Atemajac – UNIVA

Learn More About QM Membership >>

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