Quality Assurance encompasses many facets of the online experience.
Quality Matters (QM) is the course design standard preferred for all Ohio University online courses.
QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning.
Ohio University is a member of both the national Quality Matters organization and the Ohio Quality Matters Consortium, where you can find information about QM and professional development opportunities.
There are three primary components in the Quality Matters Program: The QM Rubric, the Peer Review Process and QM Professional Development.
To view the current edition of the QM Rubric:
To learn more about QM and the Peer Review Process:
Common misconceptions about online learning experiences include:
Online courses are like print-based courses … the only interactions are between the individual learner and the instructor.
Online courses are automated … once a course is designed, there is little or no need for instructor involvement.
To learn more about principles of effective online teaching ...
eLearning OHIO’s learning design team uses a variety of techniques and tools to engage in continuous improvement. Examples include mid- and end-of-course pulse checks with students and instructors.