Quality Matters

What is Quality Matters?

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-driven peer review process. The Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric (accessible QM Rubric) is a set of standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses.

QM focuses on:

  • Course organization and navigability
  • Integrated design of the course
  • Content and activities
  • Technology and accessibility

QM does not focus on course delivery or academic content.  

QM and Benefits for Students

Using the QM standards for all GW online courses:

  • Is an indicator to students that an online course meets standards for what a quality online course should be.
  • Creates a consistent online student experience for your students so if they take another GW online course they will know where things are.
  • Fosters high-quality online course design built from the student perspective.
  • Removes barriers to student success and satisfaction, fostering retention.