In the new QM online workshop — The ABCs of Quality Online Learning Research: Applied, Beneficial, Centered — learn how to design a research study on online education. Walk through all of the key steps in the process including choosing a topic, constructing a literature review, developing and refining a research question and choosing a framework for your research. The first workshop begins February 14, 2018 — Register now.
Explore Research Related to Professional Development
Join Yingjie Liu from San Jose State University and Patrick Dempsey from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School as they share the results of their study on the experience of instructors with QM Professional Development (PD). Explore information related to instructors’ preparedness after PD, the challenges of implementing QM into their courses and more. This free webinar — QM: Now what? Faculty Perceptions of Instructional Design and QM Standards —is scheduled for February 15 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Register today!
This is the first in a series of QM research-related webinars that will be offered free of charge to both QM Members and non-members in 2018.
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.
Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for well over a decade as a researcher, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research focuses on the effective design, delivery and support of K-12 online learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions.
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Enhancing communications between and among members
Sharing resources and best practices
We are committed to collaboration through:
Sharing professional learning opportunities
Finding efficiencies through technologies and shared services
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Promoting research opportunities
Disseminating research results
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Working with post-secondary institutions to connect pre-service and in-service teachers to online and blended learning
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