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February 16, 2018

How’s That #QMConnect Proposal Coming?

From Tuesday’s inbox…

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Your Submission Will Have an Impact

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Don’t miss the opportunity to share your ideas and solutions to online learning challenges and help the QM Community open the Gateway to QualitySubmit your 2018 QM Connect Conference proposal today. It will make a difference. Just ask 2017 QM Connect attendee, Melissa Kaufman from Drexel University:

The conference was fantastic. There were tons of great sessions and
I have a notebook full of ideas I want to try out.

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And you might end up saving too! Submit a proposal by March 9 and receive a $100 discount on the conference registration fee if your presentation is selected.

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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.

Submit a Proposal
QM Connect Conference Gateway to Quality October 2, 2018 to November 2, 2018 in St. Louis Missouri
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February 9, 2018

You Took QM Professional Development…Now What?

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Hear What QM Member
Research Has to Say

Patrick Dempsey from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School doing a poster presentation at QM Connect
Patrick Dempsey with a QM Connect participant during the poster presentation of the study on QM Professional Development

Even experienced online instructors may be overwhelmed, wondering what they should do after their first Quality Matters Professional Development course (e.g., the APPQMR). Join us for an overview of the challenges of — and best practices for — scaffolding professional development to optimize the use of QM.

During QM: Now what? Faculty Perceptions of Instructional Design and QM Standards, Yingjie Liu from San Jose State University
and Patrick Dempsey from The Johns
Hopkins Carey Business School will share
the results of their study on the experience
of instructors with QM Professional Development.
You will get important information on:

  • Instructors’ QM Professional Development experiences
  • Instructors’ preparedness after professional development
  • The challenges of implementing QM into courses
  • Instructors’ valuation of QM Standards
  • The types of instructional design support instructors want

Ready to learn more? Join us for this free webinar on Thursday, February 15, at 1:00 p.m.Eastern. Register for the QM: Now what? Faculty Perceptions of Instructional Design and QM Standards webinar today!

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February 2, 2018

Jump Start Your Research Project

Also from Wednesday’s inbox…

Participate in QM’s New Research-Focused Workshop

Hone your research skills while kicking word cloud with magnifying glass over the letters A B Cyour research project into high gear — register now for the new QM online workshop — The ABCs of QM-Focused Research. Learn how to design a research study on online education and walk through all of the key steps in the process including:

  • Choosing a topic
  • Constructing a literature review
  • Developing and refining a research question
  • Choosing a framework for your research
  • Picking a research approach
  • Defining how the results might be used

The first workshop begins February 14, 2018 — 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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January 22, 2018

The Time To Make A Difference Is Now

From Friday’s inbox…

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QM Connect Call for Proposals is OPEN!

As the number of learners taking online courses continues to grow, it is more important than ever to ensure quality for those learners. That’s why we need you! We need your ideas, experiences and best practices to help others open the Gateway to Quality. Present at the 2018 QM Connect Conference in St. Louis, Missouri!

Choose from eight concentrations as well as a variety of formats including a 50-minute Conversation that Matters, a 5-minute Quality Talk and Poster Presentations.

Interested? Then follow these simple steps for an opportunity to showcase your work:

Don’t wait. Get started today. There will be a discount on the conference registration fee for those who submit a proposal by February 28 and are selected to present.

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

Learn More
QM Connect Conference Gateway to Quality October 2, 2018 to November 2, 2018 in St. Louis Missouri
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January 20, 2018

You’ll Want to Attend This Denver QM Event

From Thursday’s inbox…

Attend the QM Mountain Regional Conference

Registration is Now Open for the QM Mountain Regional Conference

Get the practical, useful information you need to take the quality of your online or blended courses to the next level. Join the QM Community this April 12 & 13in Denver, Colorado for Elevating Quality. Hear from your peers as they share tips and insights on the topics that matter most to you including:

  • How QM Benefits Courses — See data and hear how using QM has helped elevate the quality of education at other institutions and improved the student experience.
  • Creative Paths to Quality — Discover what unique and out-of-the-box ideas others have implemented to improve the learning experience for their students. Plus, learn how to balance the need for creativity and chaos with the need for quality.
  • QM as a System — Find out how institutions are customizing QM to meet their needs and how you can connect the elements of QM into a customized system at your institution or leverage it as an individual.
  • Blended Learning Through the QM Lens— Explore how you can use QM to design blended courses including how QM can be used as a guide to intentionally integrate the online and face-to-face components of your blended course.
  • Program Certification, Accreditation —Learn what others are doing — including program reviews — to meet the expectations of students, accreditors, and key stakeholders on the climb for continuous improvement.

Register now, space is limited. Reserve your room at the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown first, then enter your hotel confirmation number to save $100 on registration. Local? Contact events@qualitymatters.org for your discount code.

April 12 – 13, 2018
Location: Metropolitan State University Denver
Reserve your discounted room at SpringHill Suites Denver DowntownDon’t forget to sign up for workshops

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