Consortium Subscription

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Consortium Subscription

This subscription type is ideal for two or more K-12 organizations that want to work cohesively together to improve course quality and meet QM Standards. The consortium consists of one lead organization and at least one affiliate organization. Faculty and staff from the member organizations can share QM tools, resources and workshops to create a culture that promotes effective teaching and learning in digital learning environments. This subscription activates membership for each organization in the group for one year. It includes:
Lead and Affiliate Organizations: All Faculty & Staff
Fully annotated K-12 Rubric
Fully annotated K-12 Publisher Rubric
License to facilitate APPQMR & Intro to QM
License to conduct Subscriber-Managed Reviews
MyQM Tools and QA resources
Course Review Management System
My Custom Reviews (MyCR)
Enhanced Reporting Tools
Discounts on QM-Managed Course Reviews
Discounts on professional development
Discounts on conferences
Free QM Coordinator training
Free QM IDA Membership
Free QM Success Stories webinars
Lead: $1275/yr
Affiliate(s): $1275/yr

Is this Membership right for you?

This subscription gives organizations a more cost-effective way to collaborate with one another as they work toward improving course design and meeting QM standards. Organizations that join this Membership will benefit from conducting course reviews, sharing QM resources, and leveraging professional development workshops to inspire action across the consortium. Anyone can form a consortium, you don’t have to be in the same city, state, or even country! If there is another organization with whom you have a relationship, consider teaming up and forming a consortium, so that you can help one another increase the capacity to improve your online and blended courses, using trusted Quality Assurance tools and processes.

With the K-12 Consortium Subscription, organizations can offer the Applying the Quality Matters K-12 Rubric (K-12 APP) and Introduction to QM Workshops once they have certified facilitators in place. This provides considerable savings and flexibility for offering QM Professional Development designed to assist faculty and staff with using QM Standards effectively — for course improvement AND QM Certification.

How the Consortium Lead and Consortium Affiliate relationship works

One organization will be responsible for taking the lead and showing Affiliates the value of joining a consortium that’s dedicated to quality assurance in online learning. Ideally, the Consortium Lead should be passionate about creating a culture that’s focused on continuous improvement. The Consortium Lead QM and QM Coordinator for each organization will work together to make sure all staff and faculty are using the membership effectively.

What your Membership includes

  • Two fully annotated, web-based K-12 QM Rubrics that help you to design or select high-quality courses
  • A license to facilitate the Applying the Quality Matters K-12 Rubric (K-12 APP) and Intro to QM workshops
  • Access to the Course Review Management System (CRMS): Ability to conduct internal collaborative reviews using staff from any affiliate organization in your consortium
  • License to conduct Subscriber-Managed Reviews when member organizations are ready for QM Certification
  • Access to the Self-Review Tool
  • Access to the Derived National Standards for Quality Online Courses Report on course reviews  
  • Two complimentary seats in the QM Coordinator training
  • Discounts on Official QM-managed course reviews, conferences, and professional development
  • MyCR, which allows you to create custom Rubric worksheets when evaluating courses
  • Custom reports allow your QM Coordinator to track how people are using the membership
  • Enhanced reporting tools in MyQM allows the Consortium Lead to see how affiliate organizations are using the membership
  • QM IDA Membership, which connects instructional designers to resources that support their QM efforts
  • The QM Research Library helps you create a culture of quality assurance within your organization
  • Exclusive QM Success Stories webinars from other Members

How to make the most of your Membership

  • Define your quality assurance goals for course improvement and create a QM implementation plan
  • Select a Consortium Lead QM Coordinator who will organize QM activity
  • Choose a QM Coordinator for each affiliate who will champion QM and inspire effective implementation across the organization
  • Consider the professional development needs of your faculty and staff for learning to use the QM Rubric, facilitating workshops, and improving courses
  • Review and share QM Research resources
  • Use the Self Review and Internal Review course review processes to prepare for Official Course Reviews that can lead to QM-certified courses

Become part of a community that believes quality matters

Once you become a QM member, you can begin to spread the word at your organization and build support for quality assurance in online learning. Anytime you need support, the QM Community is here for you.

Next steps — activate your Membership

  1. Make a list of Affiliates that will be a part of the system (you can always add/change later)
  2. Select your Consortium Lead QM Coordinator and encourage each organization to choose their own QM Coordinator
  3. Fill out the form on the right
  4. Review, sign, and return the Subscription Agreement you’ll receive via email
  5. Process payment information received with the Subscription Agreement
  6. Create MyQM Accounts and start using your membership

Resources and community await you

  • Gain access to research and insights related to QM and online learning
  • Get support from QM Colleagues
  • Learn and share at the Lead QMC Retreat
  • Learn from QM Success Stories  
  • Attend conferences at a discounted rate
  • Introduce Instructional Designers to the QM IDA
  • Share ideas and issues with other QMCs at quarterly virtual meetings