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Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning.


Arizona State University is committed to implement the Quality Matters standards for the design of online courses, and we are systematically building and evaluating our courses based on these rigorous, research-based standards. The Quality Matters standards assure that the online components of these courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and information they need to be successful learners.

You can read more about the QM program including the program history, principles, rubric, course review process, professional development, and publication information at the official Quality Matters website.

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Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop

The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM’s flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.

Face-to-face and Online workshops

ASU offers workshops for the Quality Matters Program in both a face-to-face and online format at no cost to the participants. The face-to-face workshop is a full day (7.5 hours) presentation that is offered at the SkySong campus. The online workshop covers two weeks and participants can expect to spend about 10-11 hours per week in this workshop to successfully complete it.

QM Professional Development and Resources

These workshops are offered with an associated fee from Quality Matters. Your department is responsible for payment for any of these workshops or trainings.

Quality Matters Professional Development and Workshops