Implementing quality assurance in online learning? You're not alone. Quality Matters has been adopted throughout the United States, Canada and in many other countries.
Come connect with other passionate professionals from across the country and around the world to share in creating great learner outcomes — be a vital part of the QM community! Get the best registration rate when you register before August 7, 2015 with your hotel confirmation code.The keynote panel and several breakout sessions focus on the challenges and opportunities of competency-based education. Learn about developments in current research, ideas for implementing QM, best practices in quality assurance and much more. And, don't forget the dynamic pre-conference workshops.
The call for entries for the QM Awards: Making a Difference for Students is open. Nominiate Institutions and Individuals from both Higher Education and K-12.
Deb Adair, Managing Director of QM, will attend the NUTN Network 2015 conference and network in small and large group discussions about where higher education is moving and how to succeed.
Ron Legon, Executive Director of QM will attend this conference focused on improving competency-based education led by Public Agenda, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina foundations. Along with QM, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Competency-Based Education Network, Educause, and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning are also involved.
QM is a thought partner in a multi-pronged effort led by Public Agenda, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation and others to create new resources and opportunities in response to growing interest in competency-based education (CBE).
A leading Chinese research university in Shanghai will work with QM to develop and disseminate standards for Chinese online and blended course design adapted from the QM Higher Education Rubric.
Quality Matters has a wealth of information and tools for finding answers in today’s literature. Everyday, education researchers ask important questions about online learning — Start collaborating:
The QM IDA is made up of QM-subscribed instructional designers from all over the country who are passionate about course design and want to share ideas and best practices with others. Join in the conversation on their website.
(Please note, to become part of the QM IDA, you will need a MyQM account, current individual or other subscription, and an approved application.)
Check out this free, searchable database built to serve the broad QM community with an easy-to-use eLearning product/service directory organized within the eight general standards of the rubric in addition to user and product categories. Resources for supporting accessibility, creating content and delivering content in various media are all listed in this database. You can also add resources.
The QM Rubrics are intended for use with courses that are delivered fully online or have significant online components (hybrid and blended courses). Create a MyQM account or sign in to access PDFs non-annotated Rubric Standards:
Quality course design can help with student learning. You can get started with a course review by a certified team of QM reviewers for your Higher Ed, K-12, K-12 Publisher, Higher Ed Publisher or CPE courses. (Subscription recommended, but not required.)
QM can show you how to:
Contact our Course Review team for more information.
Peer Reviewers promote continuous quality improvement by improving their OWN courses, as well as those across an institution.
Being a Peer Reviewer is a great opportunity to learn from other reviewers, gain valuable leadership experience, earn extra income, and get recognition from peers for your individual contributions.
QM has Professional Development offerings leading to certification as a reviewer in each of our five program areas. Become a Peer Reviewer by starting with either the Higher Ed or K-12 pathway. Both entail: