QM is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online course design and online components. The QM Rubric is used in course reviews that result in continuous improvement and faculty development.
Quality assurance in K-12 online education matters to faculty, to students, to institutions, and parents committed to excellence in teaching and learning. The K-12 Program is based on research-supported and published best practices.
Developed in collaboration with the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), The CPE Rubric guides the design and review of online and blended courses in non-credit continuing and professional education courses. Corporate training and lifelong learning courses benefit from the QM CPE Rubric Standards.
About the Continuing and Professional Education Rubric
The Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) Rubric is tailored to assist in the design and evaluation of instructor-led, mentored, or self-managed online and blended courses that have pass/fail, skills-based or other completion or certification criteria, but do not carry academic credit.
Rubric Use Courses this Rubric may be used to design, improve, or evaluate include school- and college-based non-credit courses; massive open online courses (MOOCs); and professional training and personal development courses offered by various sponsors, including businesses, professional and vocational organizations and associations, government agencies and special-interest societies.
Pilot Phase Three courses met Quality Matters standards during the CPE Rubric pilot phase: the eLearning Designer/Facilitator course, developed by the Center for eLearning at Florida Atlantic University; the Online Instructor Certification course, developed by Lynnda Brown and Jennifer Campbell at Tulsa Community College; and the Food Allergen Training for Food Service Employees course, developed by Katherine Brandt and Suzanne Driessen at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.