About QM

How does QM engage with the international education community?
QM has members in over thirty countries. In addition to participating in international educational conferences and organizations each year, QM also collaborates with international member organizations to adapt QM Standards and services to accommodate differences in language, culture and/or pedagogical practices.

What were the key milestones in developing the original QM Rubric?
In an interview conducted in 2017, Ron Legon and Mary Wells discuss the role of peer review in the QM course review process. From explaining how the original QM Rubric was formed with faculty in mind, to the need for alignment between Standards, the interview provides an insider's look at the history of the Quality Matters Rubric.

What are some resources for promoting QM quality assurance to others?
Get the conversation started about quality assurance for online and blended learning by sharing the QM Overview Booklet, video, testimonials, and more. You can also download and print PDFs or order brochures related to specific facets of the QM system.

What organizations are members of Quality Matters?
See a sampling of QM member organizations from higher education, K-12 and K-12 publishing.

Where can I find information on QM's FIPSE grant?
The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant was awarded to QM for three years through a grant project of MarylandOnline. The project had partners from several MarylandOnline Community Colleges and Senior Institutions, as well as many external partners.

What are the underlying principles of Quality Matters?
The QM Rubrics and processes are continuous, centered, collegial, and collaborative. QM's mission is to promote and improve the quality of online education and student learning through the use of a quality assurance system and professional development.