QM Online Course Design

Quality Matters (QM) is a continuous improvement model for assuring the quality of online and hybrid courses through a collegial faculty review process. QM focuses on the design of online and hybrid classes, as opposed to the delivery or content of the courses.

Quality Matters Play

Oregon State faculty members discuss the details of the peer-reviewed Quality Matters program and how it benefited their Ecampus courses and their instruction.

QM provides several key resources and services to assure the quality of online and hybrid education:

  • Publication of research-based course design standards
  • Professional development and training for faculty teaching online and hybrid courses
  • A collegial peer-review process that provides faculty with rich and constructive feedback on their online and hybrid courses
  • Certification of online and hybrid course designs

All Ecampus course designs are informed by QM research-based standards. Some faculty and programs elect to achieve formal certification of their courses.

Learn more by registering for the flagship QM training, Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR), a two-week online training that is sponsored by Ecampus.