I am a strong advocate of Quality Matters, an organization dedicated to promoting best practices for online learning, because it offers meaningful opportunities for continuous improvement in the field.
Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. QM has received national recognition for its peer-based approach to quality assurance and continuous improvement in online education. (Source: QM website)
QM is best know for its rubric, professional development sequence, and course review process. The QM Rubric offers standards that can be used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses. Professional development opportunities include workshops, conferences and an online library of relevant scholarship. Courses can be submitted to a peer review process to determine whether QM standards have been met.
To learn more, visit the Quality Matters website.
My Current Certifications & Memberships
- Certified Master Reviewer
- QMIDA – Instructional Designers Association (member)
- QM Institutional Member (Rutgers University)