QM Year in Review 2013
Quality Matters recently shared their QM Year in Review and letter from Executive Director, Ron Legon. A few of the highlights from the letter:
- The number of courses officially reviewed using one of the QM rubrics is nearing 6,000, with many more courses informally reviewed or self-reviewed using the standards and tools.
- QM now has more than 800 institutional subscribers and nearly 150 individual members.
- About 4,500 faculty members, instructional designers, program administrators, and others have achieved and maintained their certifications as QM Peer Reviewers.
- The QM Higher Education Rubric is undergoing and update with the goal of producing a new version of the Rubric by summer 2014. Developments that will impact the new Rubric are:
- The recent surge of interest in competency-based education;
- Increased concern about student authentication; and,
- The challenge of designing for devices with different screen sizes and navigational methods.
- QM's first Rubric for K-12 elementary school courses will be developed in 2014.
- During the first quarter for 2014, QM will be launching their web-based eLearning Marketplace Directory which will be a free, searchable database with information on products from vendors who serve the online and blended learning community
- The 6th Annual QM Conference will be held in Baltimore September 29 - October 1, 2014.
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