Based on research-supported and published best practices, the QM Rubric is a set of 8 general standards and 41 specific standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses.
The Eight General QM Standards
- Course Overview and Introduction – The overall design of the course is made clear to the student at the beginning of the course.
- Learning Objectives (Competencies) – Learning objectives are measurable and are clearly stated.
- Assessment and Measurement – Assessment strategies are designed to evaluate student progress by reference to stated learning objectives, to measure the effectiveness of student learning; and to be integral to the learning process.
- Instructional Materials – Instructional materials are sufficiently comprehensive to achieve stated course objectives and learning outcomes.
- Learner Interaction and Engagement – Forms of interaction incorporated in the course motivate students and promote learning.
- Course Technology – Course navigation and technology support student engagement and ensure access to course components.
- Learner Support – The course facilitates student access to institutional support services essential to student success.
- Accessibility – The course demonstrates a commitment to accessibility for all students.
QM at Cheyney
The Center for Instructional Design and Innovation has purchased a subscription to Quality Matters. We are currently providing the QM rubric as a tool for course design and redesign. In additon, the QM rubric is incoporated into faculty professional development opportunities.
Access the QM Rubric