QM Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM), a supporting organization of MarylandOnline, is an international organization recognized as a leader in quality assurance for online education. Quality Matters serves MarylandOnline member institutions as well as distant learning students and professionals worldwide by providing leading-edge programs that promote and improve the quality of online education and student learning through:

Development of research-supported, best practice-based quality standards and appropriate evaluation tools and procedures

Recognition as experts in online education quality assurance and evaluation

Fostering institutional acceptance and integration of QM standards and processes in to organizational improvement efforts focused on improving the quality of online education

Provision of faculty development training in the use of QM rubric(s) and other quality practices to improve the quality of online/hybrid courses

Provision of quality assurance through the recognition of quality in online education