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November 2, 2017

How Has QM Impacted Your Organization?

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Help the QM Community.
Present Your Work to Elevate Quality.

Bring your ideas, enthusiasm Woman presenting at QM Conferenceand best practices to Denver, Colorado next April 12 & 13 as the QM Community explores Elevating Quality — how individuals and institutions are taking quality to new heights.

Presenting at the conference provides the perfect opportunity for you to:

Help Others Reach Higher Levels of Quality
Whether the topic is course design, faculty training or program improvement, presenters spread ideas they have tested and help us all move towards higher levels of quality much faster than we could on our own.” — Carol Parenteau, University of the Rockies

Provide Answers to Quality Questions
At the QM Mountain Regional Conference I can connect with others in the region who are asking similar questions as I have as to how we can improve the alignment of course materials and assessments within our online and blended courses.
— Steven Crawford, Arizona State University

Gain Valuable Feedback on Your Work
Presenting at QM conferences is a great way of putting your work out in front of a larger community of informed colleagues that includes instructors, instructional designers, directors, and administration. The feedback can be both affirming and informative.
— Brett Christie, Ph.D., California State University

Interested? Then don’t wait! Develop and submit a proposal in one of five concentrationstoday. Submissions due by November 22, 2017.

Questions? Contact events@qualitymatters.org. We look forward to your submission!

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QM Mountain Regional Conference, April 12 & 13, 2018 in Denver Colorado
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October 7, 2017

#QMConnect With Session Recordings

Another item from Thursday’s inbox…

Watch Again. See What You Missed.
Share with Colleagues.

Eleven featured sessions from QM Connect 2017 are now available on the QM YouTube channel. Highlights include:

And don’t forget to build on what you learned from QM Connect! Take advantage of these opportunities:

  1. National Distance Learning Week 2017 — Find out how to make your course accessible for all learners during three highly interactive and engaging one-hour workshops. We’ll examine how to make Word documentsPDFs and videos accessible.
  2. Course Design Reviews — Examine your course through the eyes of your learners. Choose from a variety of review options to evaluate the design of your online or blended course and ensure it meets QM Standards and the expectations of your learners.
  3. QM Success Stories — Join faculty from Portland Community College to explore the innovative way they use QM’s Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) workshop. FREE for QM Members, this webinar begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on October 18.
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Thank you to all who participated in the live webcasting for QM Connect 2017!

View the eleven session webcasts from QM Connect 2017 on the QM YouTube channel.

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If you attended any of the session webcasts, help the QM Community with your feedback by completing a short survey!
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Quality Matters QM
Stay up-to-date on QM Conferences for 2018. Up first, the QM Eastern Regional Conference in Towson, Maryland, March 22 & 23. Then, we’ll be in Denver, Colorado, April 12 & 13, for the Mountain Regional Conference. Finally, we wrap up the year with QM Connect in St. Louis, Missouri, October 31 to November 3.
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October 6, 2017

Share Your Ideas For Elevating Quality For Learners And Organizations

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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QM Mountain Regional Conference
Call for Proposals is OPEN!

Quality assurance in online education is all about continuous improvement — climbing the continuum of excellence to deliver on your online promise and ensure quality courses for learners. At the 2018 QM Mountain Regional Conference in Denver, Colorado we’re putting the spotlight on that climb — how you are taking quality to new heights at your institution.

So, what great ideas, research or experience related to Elevating Quality can you share with the QM Community? How can you inspire your colleagues in the Mountain region? Get ready to offer your solutions April 12 & 13. Start brainstorming today — deadline for proposal submissions is December 6! The concentrations are:

  • How QM Benefits Courses
  • Creative Paths to Quality
  • QM as a System
  • Blended Learning Through the QM Lens
  • Program Certification, Accreditation

Interested? Then follow these simple steps for an opportunity to showcase your work at the 2018 QM Mountain Regional Conference.

  1. Develop and submit a proposal in one of five concentrations
  2. Choose a presentation format
  3. Submit your proposal by December 6, 2017

Questions? Contact events@qualitymatters.org. We look forward to your submission!

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QM Mountain Regional Conference, Elevating Quality
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September 16, 2017

Can’t #QMConnect with us in Fort Worth?

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

Sign Up for FREE Webcasting to
Join the QM Community

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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Quality Matters QM
Quality Matters (QM) is an international non-profit organization that provides tools and professional development for quality assurance in online and blended learning. 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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September 11, 2017

Have You been Waiting to Register for #QMConnect?

From the inbox last week…

Attend the QM Connect Conference
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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