Monday, October 28th, 2019
3:15 PM - 4:05 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Research/Tracking Quality Assurance
Research on QM Impact: Getting the Most Bang for Your QM
You know that QM "works" but are unfamiliar with the studies that show it. Come learn about studies of QM impact on courses, instructors, and students, and explore why these studies were successful. Discuss the challenges of doing research and your burning questions about QM impact.
Cite studies on QM impact and where to find them.
Identify characteristics of successful studies on QM impact.
Discuss the challenges of doing research on QM impact.
Intended Participants - Role
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Barbra Burch, Manager of Research & Development, Quality Matters
Barbra Burch, MPA, QM's Manager of Research & Development, has been with QM since 2011 and works closely with QM's Director of Research to curate research in support of QM and foster research on the impact of QM as a part of educational quality assurance efforts. Barbra also keeps abreast of activity and trends in online education and quality assurance for points of connection with QM where QM can help to advance the field.
Kay Shattuck, Director of Research, Quality Matters
Kay Shattuck, D.Ed., has worked with adult education for more than 30 years, focusing on online and distance education since 1999. Kay was a member of the initial group of Maryland distance educators who developed what would become the Quality Matters program. As QM's Director of Research, she continues to provide direction for the research efforts of QM and to generate research-based resources for the QM community.