Applying the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric – Online Workshop starting November 16, 2015

An opportunity is available for Faculty and Staff for official Quality Matters training hosted by the Ohio Quality Matters Consortium.

Workshop Learning Objectives

After completing Applying the QM Rubric (APP), participants will:

  1. Identify the underlying principles of QM. (Recognize key QM underlying principles and concepts.)
  2. Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.
  3. Apply the QM Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014 to review online courses.
  4. Make decisions on whether the SPCH 1113 course meets selected QM Rubric standards.
  5. Apply the concept of alignment.
  6. Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.

Quality Matters is a community built to empower instructor success in online course design. QM advocates range from instructors testing the waters of online learning to seasoned veterans. This community recognizes the impact that a well-designed course has on student achievement. Participating in the (QM course name here) is the first step to learning this research-driven set of national standards. Completion of training provides instructors an opportunity to collaborate with peers in the design and review of online courses in addition to access to resources including the fully annotated QM rubric. Register today.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APP) is QM’s flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses.

This workshop is the prerequisite for participants who wish to continue on to the Peer Reviewer Course (PRC).

About the Workshop

  • It is completely online and asynchronous.
  • There are assignments that are due and discussions that you will need to participate in.
  • It lasts two weeks.
  • A certified Quality Matters Online APPQMR Facilitator facilitates the workshop.
  • There are no prerequisite requirements for the workshop.
  • Participants can expect to spend about 10-15 hours per week in this workshop to successfully complete it.
  • Costs $25 per person for OSU and other Ohio QM Consortium Members.

Workshop Delivery

  • The workshop takes place in a Moodle instance. The Moodle workshop is designed, hosted, and created by Quality Matters and is facilitated by a Washington State Community College QM coordinator. Using QM’s Moodle is the only way to deliver the online version of the Applying the QM Rubric Course. However, the content is applicable and valuable in any higher education online course, no matter what the learning management system may be.

Who should attend?

  • This session is intended for any person interested in creating or improving their online or blended course. All who wish to understand more about Quality Matters are welcome! Those who may find this session especially useful include faculty, instructional designers, administrators and adjunct instructors.

OSU Faculty and Staff Registration Reminders

Cost: $25
When: 11/16/2015 7:00 AM – 11/30/2015 11:59 PM
Enrollment close on: 11/13/2015 4:00:00 PM or until workshop is full
Registration is required at: Please contact The Ohio State University Quality Matter Coordinator, Tim Lombardo at to register

Contact The Ohio State University Quality Matter Coordinator, Tim Lombardo at to learn more about Quality Matters and learn more how OSU faculty and staff can be compensated for the cost of workshops through the ODEE Quality Matters Grants.