Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Coastal Carolina University becomes a "Quality Matters" institution!

Coastal Carolina University recently became a Quality Matters institution. “Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses” ( 

In the fall of 2003, MarylandOnline, Inc. began a three-year grant funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) entitled "Quality Matters: Inter-Institutional Quality Assurance in Online Education." QM has become a non-profit organization that provides tools and training to ensure quality in online education. QM provides a set of standards (The QM Rubric) to help guide the design of online courses and provides a peer review process between faculty to gauge online and blended courses based upon these standards.  

The development of the QM standards was based upon an extensive literature review. In order to spread the word about QM, the TEAL Center in Kimbel Library will be hosting a series of face-to-face and Adobe Connect trainings as well as online orientations to the program.  To view and signup for these trainings please visit: To learn more about the Quality Matters Program at CCU, please visit:

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