Introduction to Quality Matters: Benchmarks in Online and Hybrid Course Design
Are you interested in online and hybrid courses but wondering how you'll know that the course you're offering is a good one? Join the Digital Union for an overview of the Quality Matters (QM) rubric and process, and find out how you can use them to improve the design of an online course. Learn how the QM rubric can be applied in the online course development process, and explore upcoming professional development opportunities offered through QM, the Ohio QM Consortium, and the Digital Union.
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“Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses” (Quality Matters, 2012). The QM rubric is a research-based tool consisting of 8 general standards and 41 specific criteria that describe best practices in online learning. The rubric is used in a collaborative peer review of an online or blended course, and the primary objective is quality assurance and continuous improvement. Quality Matters also provides faculty professional development to instructional faculty and staff in educational institutions.
Joni Tornwall is the Education Lead in the Digital Union. She is a QM Master Reviewer and the Ohio State Institutional Representative for Quality Matters as well as a QM-certified online and face-to-face trainer.