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April 20, 2018

Gain Insight Into the Changing Landscape of Online Education

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Take a Deep Dive Into the CHLOE 2 Survey Results!

QM’s free research webinar series continues withCHLOE 2 Report Cover an in-depth look at the CHLOE 2 Survey results. Join us and Eduventures — Thursday, April 26, at 1 p.m. Eastern — for a tour of the results from the second Changing Landscape of Online Learning (CHLOE) survey of Chief Online Officers. The presentation will provide insights gleaned from the data on a range of issues that affect online learning, including:

  • Trends in the management of online learning
  • Current and emerging tools and methods in the field
  • Regulation and accreditation challenges
  • Quality assurance activities

Ready to learn more? Join us for this free webinar on Thursday, April 26, at 1:00 p.m.Eastern. Register for the “CHLOE 2 Report Tour” webinar today!

Get ready for the webinar by downloading the full CHLOE 2 report today! Review the survey results and get your questions ready. This report is available to the online learning community through the partnership of QM and Eduventures and the support of platinum sponsor iDesign and gold sponsor ExtensionEngine.

Register Now
Encoura Eduventures Research will also host a webinar on the CHLOE 2 Report on April 25 at 2 p.m. Eastern — Register now.
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March 31, 2018

Last Call For The QM Mountain Regional Conference

From Thursday’s inbox…

Attend the QM Mountain Regional Conference

Register Now So You Don’t Miss Out!

Time is running out to register for the QM Mountain Regional Conference. In just two weeks, your colleagues and peers from throughout the Mountain Region will be meeting in Denver, Colorado to exchange ideas and practical information on how to take quality assurance efforts to the next level.

The sharing begins on April 12 with pre-conference workshops. Choose from one full day workshop or several half-day sessions to help you improve learner engagement, implement QM, create online presentations and more!

Then, on April 13, kick things into high gear with the keynote presentation! Find out why Dr. Jean Runyon, Chair of the QM Board and Vice President, Larimer Campus of Front Range Community College, says, “Quality is a climb worth taking, and transformational leadership paves the way to access with success for all learners.”

Later, delve into related topics such as program certificationcreative paths to quality and blended learningChoose from over two dozen sessions to find the ones that are right for you.

But if you wait any longer you may miss out. So don’t wait! Register for the QM Mountain Regional Conference today!

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April 12 – 13, 2018
Location: Metropolitan State University Denver

Reserve your discounted room at SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown then enter your hotel confirmation number to save $100 on registration.

Local? Contactevents@qualitymatters.org for your discount code.

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March 30, 2018

Take a Deeper Dive Into What’s Trending in Online Education

Also from Wednesday’s inbox…

CHLOE 2 Results Shed Light on Important
Trends in Online Learning

In order to gain better insight into an array of CHLOE 2 A Deeper Diveissues affecting online learning, Quality Matters and Eduventures teamed up once again in 2017 to survey Chief Online Officers. Through the survey, we identified some important information, including trends in the management of online learning, current and emerging tools and methods in the field, regulation and accreditation challenges, and quality assurance activities.

Download and share the full CHLOE 2 report to see survey results and how institutions similar to yours compare. Highlights from the 55-page study include:

  • The presence of ID support in course design is consistent with a higher degree of reported student-to-student interaction — one of the most widely accepted best practices in effective online learning.
  • Fully online programs are the most likely to emphasize student-to-student interaction online, suggesting that such programs work harder to stimulate student interaction to compensate for the complete absence of classroom contact.
  • CHLOE 2 data on interest in adopting new technology suggest that learning analytics is the only currently non-mainstream technology destined for truly mainstream adoption in the near future.

This report is available to the online learning community through the partnership of QM and Eduventures and the support of platinum sponsor iDesign and gold sponsor ExtensionEngine.

The CHLOE 3 Survey, which will focus on issues such as governance of online programs, blended learning and the influence of subject matter on the design and delivery of online programs, will be administered soon. If you are a Chief Online Officer and wish to participate in the next CHLOE Survey, or if you wish to nominate the COO at your institution, please include that information on the form and/or contact QM’s Manager of Research & Development Barbra Burch.

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March 16, 2018

Taylor Will Be There. Will You?

From yesterday’s inbox…

Attend the QM Mountain Regional Conference

Don’t Miss Next Month’s QM Conference!

The QM Community is heading to Denver Colorado to share best practices and actionable tips to help shape the future of online education. Will you be joining them? Taylor will be!

This is a historic time to be involved in online education and the QM conference offers a unique opportunity to be part of the conversations and community that will help shape our collective future. This work is about relationships, and as a conference attendee and presenter, I’m excited to share, listen, learn and laugh with friends and colleagues new and old.” — Taylor Kendal, Metropolitan State University of Denver

There are many opportunities to connect and share with peers throughout the conference, including pre-conference workshops:

  • Copyright Compliance for Online Courses — Learn how educational institutions can significantly reduce their copyright vulnerability when it comes to online content.
  • Connecting Learning Objectives and Assessments (Standards 2&3) — Review your course and module level objectives as well as your assessments to ensure that your course is in alignment.

Plus, choose from over two dozen available sessionsincluding Taylor’s presentation on Reframing the Perception of QM Design Limitations where you will discover what Ernest Hemingway and Dr. Seuss have in common with QM!

Don’t wait to register — registration fees increase on March 16 at midnightRegister for the QM Mountain Regional Conference today!

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April 12 – 13, 2018
Location: Metropolitan State University Denver

Reserve your discounted room at SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown then enter your hotel confirmation number to save $100 on registration.

Local? Contactevents@qualitymatters.org for your discount code.

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March 2, 2018

You’re the Reason Educators #QMConnect

An item from Tuesday’s inbox…

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Submit a Conference Proposal & Inspire the QM Community

The breakout sessions I attended were jammed packed with great information and ideas I plan to incorporate in my online courses. I look forward to attending many more QM conferences in the future!” — Crystal F. Gooding, Pitt Community College

Your presentation makes a difference —not just for Crystal but for the entire QM Community. So what unique idea or insightful research are you going to share at this year’s QM Connect? Choose from any of eight concentrations including launching QM, engagement strategies and leadership. Plus, we’re looking for fresh ideas around the hot topics of accessibility, technology and alternative design models.

Tell your story to help others achieve their quality assurance goals. Plus, you can save a little too. Submit a proposal by March 9 and receive a $100 discount on the conference registration fee if your presentation is selected.

Just follow these simple steps for an opportunity to showcase your ideas and work:

  1. Develop a proposal in one of these eight conference concentrations
  2. Choose a presentation format
  3. Submit your proposal

We look forward to your submission! Contact events@qualitymatters.org with questions.

If you have already submitted a proposal, thank you!

Submit a Proposal
QM Connect Conference Gateway to Quality October 2, 2018 to November 2, 2018 in St. Louis Missouri
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