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Foster Connections to Inspire Innovation

Thank you for your interest in QM Success Stories (QMSS)! The recording for —“A Discussion About Discussions: Increasing Student Interaction in Discussion Boards” — is now available. Password: 3s?w21$E Please note, this link is valid for 30 days. After that, you can find the webinar video in the MyQM Reference Library.

During the webinar, Mark Gale and Kim Roberts from Athens State University shared how they increased the quantity and quality of discussion board interactions in their online courses. Many of you asked for specific examples. Please review the slide presentation to see examples from Kim’s operations management course. You may also contact Mark or Kim for additional examples. 

Here are a few more ideas about how you can connect with individuals and institutions to get the innovative ideas you need: 
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Participate in Quality Matters professional development to learn best practices. For faculty, QM’s Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery or the  K-12 Introduction to Teaching Online workshop is a great place to start. In these workshops, you’ll explore critical components of online teaching, including the instructor’s role in the online classroom, student engagement, and methods of facilitating online discussions using the discussion board.
QM Instructional Designers Association
Instructional designers can connect with peers across the globe through the QM Instructional Designers Association. This special interest group for IDs at QM Member organizations provides many tools and resources, including webinars, to facilitate the sharing of information and exchange of ideas.
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Choose QM Live! Sessions — interactive web conferencing workshops — for your team! These short, one or two-hour synchronous sessions cover a variety of topics, including discussion board rubrics, measurable objectives and active learning strategies. Available as dedicated sessions, the workshops provide the perfect opportunity for members of your institution to learn together. You can also build your own series to create customized professional development.
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FREE for all QM Members, the archived sessions of QM Success Stories can be viewed after logging into MyQM. Click on the webinar title for the description and recording link.

Have a QM Success Story to share? Email QM's Registrar for Higher Ed. You can also share your story by presenting or participating at a QM Conference.

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