What Does a Quality Online Course Look Like? Quality Matters Workshop | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

What Does a Quality Online Course Look Like? Quality Matters Workshop

Designing an online course can be a daunting endeavor. Ensuring the quality of your online course design is critical as it has a direct impact on not only course delivery but the overall success of online and blended learning programs. Some of the factors that need to be considered include course design, course delivery, the learning management system, faculty readiness, student readiness, infrastructures, and more.

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-driven peer-review process used to ensure the quality of online and blended course design. The Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric is a set of standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses. It was developed by faculty and is based on research on best practices in online education.

This one day workshop in Applying the Quality Matters Rubric will introduce you to the underlying principles of quality course design as it relates to online and blended learning. After completing this workshop you will be able to: 


  • Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
  • Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.
  • Apply the QM Rubric to review online courses.
  • Make decisions on whether the demo course meets selected QM Rubric Standards.
  • Apply the concept of alignment.
  • Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.

If you are a faculty or staff member interested in learning more about developing quality online courses please register for the workshop at the following link:  

Register HERE for the Workshop


There are a limited number of spaces available, so be sure to register early!

Fee: No

Contact Information:

Suzanne Healy, Ed.D.

Weatherhead School of Management

suzanne.healy@case.edu.  | 216.368.5973


Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Peter B. Lewis Building
11119 Bellflower Road #203
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235
United States
Speaker(s): Dr. Suzanne Healy
Sponsored by: WSOM Distance Learning & UTech TLT


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