If you’ve ever attended a Quality Matters (QM) Conference, you know it can be a transformative experience. Conferences offer attendees networking and learning opportunities, tools and ideas. Meeting educators from across the world and discovering that they grapple with the same challenges you and your colleagues face in your organizations can foster community and collaboration. Presentations form the backbone of the conference experience. It’s where attendees share and discover new ways to engage with learners.
“Conference presentations are opportunities for investment: in learners’ futures, in the myriad directions in which education and educators can travel, in ensuring quality always matters in the design and development of courses,” said Deb Adair, Ph.D., Managing Director and Chief Planning Officer, Quality Matters. “Presenters and attendees contribute effort and ideas, share what’s working within communities of practice and collaborate to overcome challenges arising from educating diverse groups of learners.”
Take your QM community to a whole new level by sharing your ideas, successes and challenges at the next QM conference. Here are four reasons to consider creating the next valuable education idea:
Promote the use of quality standards in online learning
When education stakeholders learn how QM Rubric standards, course reviews and learning opportunities can improve courses and learner engagement, they can be inspired to do the same. Begin conversations and create the spark someone needs to implement QM.
Share your QM experience and research
Research is the cornerstone of QM. Sharing course improvement outcomes is an important benefit, something the QM community values most. Presenting your findings, questions and methods for conducting research inspires others and lays the groundwork for more research and improved educational experiences for educators and learners.
Foster collaboration among educators
A lively session or intriguing poster presentation can make your point, igniting conversations that can become valuable collaborations. When you share examples of collaboration or providing avenues for conference attendees to connect, you strengthen the QM community.
Elevate your conference experience
Preparing and presenting at a conference can be hard work. When you step up to the podium, though, you get a vantage point of the conference unlike that of solely attending. Questions, comments, new perspectives and new connections can grow your network and invigorate your research and passion for educating learners.
Be inspired. Be inspirational. Share ideas. Collaborate with peers. The next QM conference is in New York City March 17-18, 2016. The proposal submission deadline is approaching quickly. Learn more about the concentrations and discover what it takes to develop and submit a winning proposal.