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May 16, 2018

Michael, We Can’t Wait to See You In St. Louis

Information about this regional conference.

Attend the QM Connect Conference

Registration for the #QMConnect Conference is Now Open

Meet us in St. Louis this October for the 2018 QM Connect Conference! This is your opportunity to connect with colleagues from around the world and exchange ideas and solutions to deliver on your online promise. Plus, get ready to celebrate! QM Connect is turning 10. Join us to mark 10 years of connecting and sharing as well as 10 years of growth in online education!

Open the Gateway to Quality and examine the online topics that matter most to you. Concentrations include:

  1. Measuring the Impact of Quality Assurance
  2. Launching QM and Achieving Sustainability
  3. Quality Assurance: Theory to Practice
  4. Leading Quality Assurance
  5. Engagement Strategies
  6. Fresh Ideas: Accessibility
  7. Fresh Ideas: Technology
  8. Fresh Ideas: Alternative Design Models
  9. New You Can Use from QM

Get ready to open the Gateway to Quality in St. Louis, Missouri. Register now and save $90.00 on registration fees. But don’t wait! There are only 340 spots available at the discounted rate.

Marriott hotel in St. Louis, MissouriBook your room at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel to get $200 off registration.
Register five or more people now and receive $59.50 off each registration fee!

Get first choice of pre-conference workshops. Each offers tools and information on improving courses and implementing quality assurance at your institution. Workshop space is limited so sign up when you register!

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May 5, 2018

Continue Your Exploration Into The Changing Landscape Of Online Education

A second item from QM.

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Dive Deeper into Online
Learning Research

Thank you for your interest in the second annual Changing Landscape of Online Learning (CHLOE) Survey of Chief Online Officers. The recording of the webinar “CHLOE 2 Report Tour: Second QM-Eduventures Changing Landscape of Online Education Survey” is now available. The link is valid for 30 days. To augment your learning experience, see the follow-up CHLOE 2 Q&A page, which contains answers to questions we did not have time to cover during the webinar. Then, check out these other research opportunities!

Design Your Own Research
Learn how to design a research study on online education with The ABCs of QM-Focused Research. Walk through all the key steps in the process, including choosing a topic, constructing a literature review, developing and refining your research question, choosing a research framework, and more. The next workshop begins July 18.

Explore the Research Library
Search our curated selection of literature related to the QM Standards. Review the studies that informed our Standards and discover best practices that you can apply to your own course.

Participate in QM Connect
Help build the body of research that strengthens QM. Share your ideas, best practices and research this October at QM Connect in St. Louis, Missouri. Present on any of eight concentrations including launching QM, accessibility and leadership. Submit a proposal by June 15. Or attend QM Connect to discover what others have learned about online learning through their own research. Registration opens May 15.

Do you have a research interest you’d like to see addressed in a QM research webinar? Let us know. Send your ideas to QM’s Manager of Research & Development Barbra Burch.

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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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Wanted: Your Ideas, Experiences And Success Stories

An item from QM from earlier in the week.

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It’s Time to Answer the Call!

Share your quality assurance ideas, experiences and success stories with the QM Community. Submit a presentation proposal for the 2018 QM Connect Conferencehappening this fall in St. Louis, Missouri. Choose from any of eight concentrationsincluding measuring the impact of quality assurance, accessibility and leadership.

Don’t miss the chance to gain exposure for your work and help others on their own quality assurance journey. The submission deadline is June 15 — that is only six weeks away! So don’t wait any longer. Follow these simple steps to submit your presentation proposal today:

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

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

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