Quality Matters (QM) is an international non-profit organization that provides tools and professional development for quality assurance in online and blended learning. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programs, it means they have met QM Course Design Standards or QM Program Review criteria in a rigorous review process.
Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for well over a decade as a researcher, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research focuses on the effective design, delivery and support of K-12 online learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions.
We are committed to networking through:
Enhancing communications between and among members
Sharing resources and best practices
We are committed to collaboration through:
Sharing professional learning opportunities
Finding efficiencies through technologies and shared services
We are committed to research by:
Staying current and participating in studies
Promoting research opportunities
Disseminating research results
We are committed to championing by:
Working with post-secondary institutions to connect pre-service and in-service teachers to online and blended learning
Informing policy and professional standards regionally, provincially and nationally
Educating stakeholders and promoting online and blended learning to all