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September 16, 2017

Can’t #QMConnect with us in Fort Worth?

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

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Several featured sessions will be available for FREE via webcasting during the QM Connect Conference September 25-26, including Dr. Todd Zakrajsek’s keynote presentation on the true foundation of learning and Karen Vignare’s special plenary keynote session on personalized learning. Other topics include:

Use your MyQM account (or simply create one during registration) to register for one or all of the FREE live streaming presentations.

All sessions will be:

  • Online, synchronous (using Zoom Webinar) and moderated
  • Supported on mobile devices — download the Zoom app
  • Live captioned using Streamtext
  • Limited to 500 participants
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Attending sessions via webcast is great way to stay connected with QM Community, and a great way to get your colleagues involved — just like Notre Dame of Maryland University (pictured above) did. Sessions are limited to 500 participants, so consider having one person register and make an event out of it for your team, department or group of colleagues.

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September 11, 2017

Have You been Waiting to Register for #QMConnect?

From the inbox last week…

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Now is the Time to RegisterWe know many of you have been waiting to register for #QMConnect. Maybe you were waiting for the new fiscal year to begin or perhaps you’ve been gearing up for the new academic year — regardless of the reason, don’t wait any longer. The current registration rate will end on September 15.

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with like-minded educators from around the world on the topics that matter most to you including:

  • Personalized Learning — explore how information technology is rapidly changing the way faculty and universities engage learners to ensure student success.
  • Academic Rigor — take a deep dive into the topic of academic rigor with two back-to-back 50-minute special sessions.
  • Fresh Ideas — be inspired by new approaches to meeting and using QM standards as well as twists on traditional QA thinking.
  • Engagement Strategies — get new insights on how to engage faculty in the quality assurance process and learners in your courses!

Plus, explore Fort Worth, engage with colleagues during special events and test your knowledge during trivia time.

Don’t miss out! Register today!

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To book your room at the Omni Fort Worth and get $200 off registration, please contact Beth Knapp. There’s also a discount code for Delta flights. 

Register five or more people now and receive $59.50 off each registration fee!

Extend your conference experience! Sign up for pre-conference workshops. Choose from full- and half-day sessions to help you improve learner engagement, implement QM, address accessibility issues and more!
Stay for a special colloquium event on alternative learning — co-hosted by QM and the National University Technology Network (NUTN).
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August 29, 2017

Summer Vacation ✓ Eclipse Viewing ✓ QM Connect Registration?

From the inbox late last week…

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Oh No, It Looks Like You Forgot Something
Deadline for Hotel Reservations is Sept. 1
We know you’re busy this summer! But if you don’t register for QM Connect soon, you’ll miss out! Make your reservations for QM Connect today — especially your hotel reservation. The deadline for booking the Omni Fort Worth is September 1.People from around the world will be there. It’s an opportunity to share ideas and resources. In fact, many former participants are pairing up this year to present together. Sessions by individuals from two or more institutions include:

You never know what great idea or collaboration could develop from making a new connection! So who will you connect with? You won’t know if you don’t register! Only a few spots remain at the current registration rate. Once they are gone, the registration fee for #QMConnect will go up.

Register now and get your hotel reservation booked before September 1!

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Book your room at the Omni Fort Worth to get $200 off registration. There’s also a discount code for Delta flights.

Register five or more people now and receive $59.50 off each registration fee!

Extend your conference experience! Sign up for pre-conference workshops. Choose from full- and half-day sessions to help you improve learner engagement, implement QM, address accessibility issues and more!
Stay for a special colloquium event on alternative learning — co-hosted by QM and the National University Technology Network (NUTN).
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July 14, 2017

Guess Who’s Looking Forward to Seeing You in Fort Worth?

From yesterday’s inbox…

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The #QMConnect Presenters!For months, #QMConnect presenters have been hard at work, developing interactive and informative sessions to help you deliver on your online promiseand improve the quality of online learning.

I absolutely love presenting at QM conferences because the experience is not like a presentation at all. It’s more like a discussion with colleagues who have all run into the same or similar types of experiences throughout their careers.”— Darrin Jones, Iowa State University

Join Darrin and all of the QM presenters as we explore the topics that matter most to you including promoting QM with limited financial resourcesacademic rigor and increasing faculty collaboration.

Katie Mercer from Georgia Southern Universitywill also be presenting:

I am most looking forward to hearing innovative ideas surrounding the use of the QM Rubric and I hope participants get inspiration for using the QM Rubric to increase faculty collaboration.

Don’t miss out on Katie’s session and more! Registerfor QM Connect today! Less than 80 spots remain at the discounted rate. Once they are gone, the registration fee for #QMConnect will go up. Get the best rate — register now!

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Register five or more people now to get $59.50 off each registration fee!Book your room at the Omni Fort Worth to get $200 off registration.

Register now to get your choice of pre-conference workshops. Choose from full- and half-day sessions to help you improve learner engagement, implement QM, address accessibility issues and more!

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June 22, 2017

Yikes! You’re Going To Miss Out!

Note the deadline for this early bird registration.

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#QMConnect Early-Bird Rate Won’t Last Forever
But the Connections You Make this September Just Might
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn and share with peers from around the world — to connect and network with colleagues delving into their QM journey just like you.

Together, we will explore Pathways to Excellence to help ensure continuous improvement and quality assurance in online learning at all levels of an organization including:

Don’t wait any longer to register. Less than 175 spots remain at the discounted rate. Once they are gone, the registration fee for #QMConnect will go up. Get the best rate — register today!

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You’ll meet QM enthusiasts like Steven Crawford from Arizona State University
Register five or more people now to get $59.50 off each registration fee!

Book your room at the Omni Fort Worth to get $200 off registration.

Register now to get your choice of pre-conference workshops. Choose from full- and half-day sessions to help you improve learner engagement, implement QM, address accessibility issues and more!

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