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Quality MattersQuality Matters Program

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. They are one of the leaders in online education for quality assurance in course design. They have received recognition for their peer-based approach where instructors peer review each other’s courses using the QM rubric which defines quality standards for online course content. They are continuously working toward improvement in online education.

Quality Matters Facts:

  • QM provides a supportive and collaborative environment to evalute and improve courses.
  • QM focuses on evaluting courses, not instructors.
  • QM course reviews are not about passing or failing. They focus on continuous evaluation and improvement.
  • QM offers professional development and certification opportunities.
  • QM offers quality assurance from a nationally-recognized organization.

Learn more about QM Course Reviews.

Learn more about QM Workshops and professional development opportunities.

Benefits of Quality Matters:

From their website:

  • Access to the Quality Matters fully-annotated Higher Education Rubric
  • Access to Web-based automated Rubric tools, for informal (unofficial/internal/self) course reviews for the development and improvement of online or blended courses
  • Discounts on QM Professional Development, Official QM-Managed course reviews, conferences, and events
  • Ability to create MyQM accounts which gives all faculty and staff access to our tools and resources and their personal QM Activity, including certificates of training and/or course certification
  • Access to reporting tools through MyQM
  • Access to My Custom Review Tool which allows an organization to develop their own Rubric
  • Access to communication tools to send customized emails to specific individuals, role holders or everyone in the organization with a MyQM account

To learn more about Quality Matters, contact the Instructional Design and Technology department.