Quality Matters (QM) project is creating
an inter-institutional continuous improvement
model for assessing and assuring the quality
of online courses. To characterize quality,
QM first turned to the research literature and
national standards. The project identified 40
elements, distributed across eight broad standards,
shown to positively impact student learning.
These elements were then incorporated into a
web-based rubric and weighted from 1 (important)
to 3 (essential).