Press Release Templates for Sharing QM Achievements

As your institution uses these templates to build press and other communication releases, QM executive staff are available to provide a QM related quote about the topic you are announcing. We can also provide you with a high resolution (vector file if needed) version of the QM logo and other graphics related to QM achievements. Simply email us with the details.

There are three templates available to help you outline your communication:

  1. Announcing your QM membership
  2. Announcing that a course or courses have met QM Standards
  3. Announcing that someone from your organization will present at a QM Conference

Template 1: Your organization has become a QM Member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[Your Organization Name] Adopts Quality Matters

DATE–[YOUR INSTITUTION NAME] is committed to ensuring that its online courses and programs are of quality and fulfill its promise to online learners.

By joining Quality Matters (QM), our goal is to nurture learners with well-conceived, well-designed, well-presented courses and programs.

[Insert quote from your institution on how becoming a member will help deliver on your promise of quality assurance in online learning. Example - “QM is grounded in research and driven by best practices. We are happy to join a community that puts learners first.”]  

QM is a quality assurance organization and provides a system to help us deliver on our online promise to our students through course and program reviews, improvement and certification of quality. We join more than 1000 members in the Quality Matters community.  

Media Contact

[Enter name, phone and email here]

About Your Organization

[Enter text about your organization here.]

About Quality Matters

QM-logo-shadowbox-100px.png

Quality Matters (QM) is an international non-profit organization that provides tools and professional development for quality assurance in online and blended learning. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programs, it means they have met QM Course Design Standards or QM Program Review criteria in a rigorous review process.


Template 2: Your course(s) meet QM Standards in an Official Review

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Quality in Online Learning Matters at [Your Institution Name] 

DATE[Your Institution Name]’s [insert Course Name] receives nationally recognized Quality Matters Certification Mark for meeting course design standards in an Official Quality Matters peer review.

Quality Matters (QM), a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process that certifies the quality of online courses, has recognized [Your Institution Name]’s [insert Instructor Name]’s commitment to quality assurance for designing a course [insert Course Name] that meets Quality Matters standards.

Quality Matters has developed a widely respected set of standards for the design of effective online courses and a rigorous, faculty peer review process for applying these standards to existing courses. Through this process, reviewers provide instructors and instructional design teams with insight and recommendations that increase learner engagement, retention and satisfaction, and, ultimately, learner achievement.

[Insert quote from your institution on how this course review will help deliver on your promise of quality assurance in online learning. Example - “We wanted an outside organization to provide our course review, and Quality Matters has the expertise to certify online courses for quality”]  

Media Contact

[Enter name, phone and email here]

About Your Organization

[If applicable] [insert Organization Name] has also been recognized by Quality Matters for the following courses: [list courses]

[insert Institution Name] uses the Quality Matters Rubric as a guideline in all course development and revision. The QM Rubric and process fit perfectly into our mission of providing quality online courses to students.

[Enter text about your organization here.]

About Quality Matters

QM-logo-shadowbox-100px.png

Quality Matters (QM) is an international non-profit organization that provides tools and professional development for quality assurance in online and blended learning. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programs, it means they have met QM Course Design Standards or QM Program Review criteria in a rigorous review process.


Template 3: Member of organization selected to present at QM Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Quality in Online Learning Matters at [Your Institution Name] 

DATE[Name/Title of presenter] at [Your Organization Name] has been selected to represent the institution as a presenter at the QM Connect Conference scheduled for [insert date] in [city].

[Name] will present [name of presentation]. The presentation will provide information related to [insert information about the presentation].

Media Contact

[Enter name, phone and email here]

About Your Organization

[Enter text about your organization here.]

About Quality Matters

QM-logo-shadowbox-100px.png

Quality Matters (QM) is an international non-profit organization that provides tools and professional development for quality assurance in online and blended learning. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programs, it means they have met QM Course Design Standards or QM Program Review criteria in a rigorous review process.


If you need assistance with these releases or would like to coordinate press activities, please contact QM's Media Relations Manager.