K-12 Publisher On Point With Quality Assurance Efforts

With a course catalog that includes offerings such as “The Future of Space Travel”, K-12 Publisher Pointful Education aims to provide today’s students with meaningful, future-thinking courses. But Pointful recognizes that it takes more than unique content to meet the needs of today’s learners. Find out how they are using QM to deliver the complete package — relevant courses that set students up for success.

HE: ECU Tigers Attack Course Design Through Internal Reviews

Internal Reviews play an important part in the quality assurance process. Just ask East Central University in Oklahoma. After conducting 71 Internal Reviews, the University shares lessons learned, including how Internal Reviews improve the student experience, the steps the University takes to prepare faculty for the process, and how the reviews serve as a stepping stone to official reviews.

Academic Rigor: A Comprehensive Definition

In light of today’s higher education environment — an environment where the value of higher education is being questioned and a focus on degree completion is paramount — it is imperative to improve the quality of the courses and programs being offered. Academic rigor is often a signal for the kind of education that is desirable, but the lack of a clear definition of it can actually erode academic expectations and impede student learning. To begin to address these issues, a comprehensive definition of academic rigor is needed.

Sharing How You Met QM Standards

Achieving QM Certification for a course is accomplished through deliberate application of QM Standards for Course Design. If you've been involved in helping a course meet standards either as the Course Representative, course designer or through your work as an Instructional Designer, the QM community wants to see how you did it.