Measuring the Impact
The Forest for the Trees: Devising Quality QM Research Projects
Bethany Simunich, Director, Online Pedagogy and Research, Kent State University
Bethany is the Director of Online Pedagogy and Research at Kent State University. She is a Master Reviewer, APPQMR trainer, and Senior Research Colleague with QM. Her professional and research interests include presence in the online classroom, peer evaluation of online teaching & design, and online student & instructor satisfaction.
Sharon Lalla, Lead Instructional Consultant, New Mexico State University
Sharon is a QM Master Reviewer, APPQMR Facilitator, Senior Research Colleague, and State-Wide Lead Coordinator at New Mexico State University.She teaches a graduate-level online course in universal design and provides instructional support to faculty who teach online.
Conducting good research can be a daunting task. In this session, run by QM's Senior Research Colleagues, participants will have a chance to hear about resources and tools available as they develop future QM-related research projects. The session will help attendees "see the forest" by giving a brief overview of the larger picture of Quality Matters research, presented in the analogy of a tree. This session will then continue as a conversation with attendees about constructing useful research questions.
Learning Objectives
Identify the resources and tools available from QM for those wishing to pursue QM research.
Describe ways to investigate what we know from past QM research and research behind the Rubric, as well as ways to add to that knowledge base.
Develop quality research questions that will add to the QM knowledge base.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer