To which course formats can QM Rubrics be applied?
  ONLINE COURSE BLENDED/HYBRID COURSE FACE-TO-FACE COURSE
Mix of Delivery Modes
  • Few F2F meetings, if any, are held.
  • Approximately 25% to 75% of the course occurs F2F.
  • Significant portions of the course are delivered both online and F2F.
  • Seat time is reduced to reflect the proportion of the course delivered online.
  • 100% of the course occurs F2F in regularly scheduled sessions.
  • The course meets synchronously at one or more sites.
Face-to-Face
  • F2F meetings are typically limited to orientation or capstone events.
  • The course may include F2F proctored exams.
  • Learners have little or no expectation of meeting the instructor F2F.
  • F2F meetings may include but are not limited to lectures, active learning sessions, learnercentered discussions, groupwork projects, presentations, posters, demonstrations, performance art, movies, laboratory experiences, and assessments.
  • Learners have F2F interaction with their instructor on a regular basis throughout the course.
Online
  • The entire course is mediated by technology.
  • Portions of the course are mediated by technology.
  • Learners can gain an understanding of the overall structure and requirements of the course online.
  • Technology, if used at all, is supplementary.
  • The course may include use of a learning management system and extensive Internet-based reading/research assignments and online discussions.
QM Review Process
  • The QM Rubric is applied to the online course.
  • The QM Rubric is applied to the online portion of the course.
  • F2F components of the course are not directly evaluated.
  • Only content, instructional materials, activities, support materials, etc., included or referenced in the online course or via an electronic course portfolio are considered in the QM review.
  • The QM Rubric is not currently designed to evaluate F2F courses, even those that extensively use course management tools for syllabus and assignment distribution, discussion, submission of assignments, grading, etc.