Member Success Stories, Research and More

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QM Success Stories

There is no substitute for experience! Your colleagues who have experience meeting QM's rigorous course design Standards and implementing QM on their campuses can provide you with valuable insights and experience. "QM Success Stories" webinars are presented by your colleagues and fellow members. They will share their experiences on topics like these and more: 

  • How do I create a plan for implementing QM at my organization?
  • What does a course look like that has met QM Standards?

The sessions are scheduled once per month and are FREE for members only! Space is limited to the first 1000 registrants. You can register once and view the webinar with colleagues. The webinars are also live captioned! Can't make it? All QM Success Stories are recorded and available to subscribers after the session in the Reference Library located in MyQM approximately two weeks after the session.

  • April 16, 2024
    Blueprint Courses and Collaboration: An Innovative HBCU Case in Course Design and Quality Assurance

    Presented by Dr. Mary A. Hooper, Associate Provost for Online Learning and Continuing Education from Clark Atlanta University

    Clark Atlanta University piloted a Blueprint Course initiative to ensure the instructional quality of online general education courses. Blueprint Courses are turn-key and collaboratively developed by departmental faculty and instructional designers using existing student learning outcomes to inform course design. We will highlight the course development process, including quality assurance through peer review, and identify takeaways, including the impact for both teaching and student learning.

    Webinar begins at 2:30 p.m. ET, 1:30 p.m. CT, 12:30 p.m. MT, 11:30 a.m. PT

  • May 23, 2024
    Student-Driven Quality Matters Practices: Centering Student Advisors in Design Innovation

    Presented by Michelle Vonie and Samantha Maxwell from the University of Arizona

    All too often, online course quality is determined by a course’s compliance with industry standards rather than consultation with actual students. In this presentation, we share a case study of student-driven quality assurance practices recently developed in a University Center for Assessment, Teaching, and Technology. Attendees will leave the session inspired to create their own student-driven quality assurance practices at their respective institutions.

    Webinar begins at 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT

  • June 20, 2024
    Systematic Review: The Effect of Synchronous Instructor Presence on Student Learning & Satisfaction 

    Presented by Dr. Enoch Park from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto from Oregon State University and Dr. Lidija Krebs-Lazendic from the University of New South Wales, Australia

    In this session, we will discuss the outcome of a systematic review and meta-analysis on the relationship between synchronous instructor presence and student learning and satisfaction in online courses. Participants will engage in a guided discussion about the limitations of the current research on this topic and brainstorm positive steps toward improving the research.

    Webinar begins at 12:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 a.m. CT, 10:00 a.m. MT, 9:00 a.m. PT

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Online Learning Webinars

Join QM and special guests for periodic webinars on a variety of topics related to building success with QM, online learning and professional growth.
The webinars are free and open to QM Members as well as non-members.


May 9, 2024 — 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Instructional Designers & The Cloak of Invisibility: A Tale of Intention Hiding in Plain Sight

Presented by Jess Kahlow, Instructional Designer at the University of Texas at Arlington, Sarah Saraj, Instructional Design Manager at the University of Texas at Arlington, and Kenneth Larsen, VP of Instructional Design and Co-Founder of Cidi Labs

Step into the realm of course design superpowers and become a QM hero with our engaging session about the magical tools of Cidi Labs. You’ll learn to harness your invisibility superpowers to help faculty meet various QM standards using DesignPLUS. We will discuss ways we use hidden key action items to enhance the usability of template pages. We will also discuss ways to expose faculty to DesignPLUS incrementally by using resource courses.

Webinar begins at 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT



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Have an idea for a Research Webinar? Contact the Research team.

Research Webinars

Join the QM Research Colleagues and other researchers from the QM Community for presentations of research on the impact of quality assurance in online learning and other related topics.

The webinars are free and open to QM Members as well as non-members.


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