Quality Matters Rubric
The QM rubric will help you build your course according to essential online learning standards based on sound learning theory. The QM rubric was developed by faculty across 17 institutions. It also provides a common language for discussion of course design. Learn more at http://www.qmprogram.org/.
The QM Initiative at Regent
Regent University has been using the quality matters rubric since 2005. With the support of President Campo, in 2012, Regent committed to an institutional subscription and initiative towards applying the QM standards in all of its courses to support our university goal that Regent University will be recognized for its excellence in education.
If you are interested in applying QM standards, contact CTL today. Email Olgy Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between course level and module level learning objectives?
Course level objectives would be the ones SOE normally lists in the syllabus, the learning objectives for that specific course. Module objectives are the learning objectives for the individual modules, units, weeks, of the course. Different faculty break up their courses into either modules, weeks, or units. For each of the module/week/unit of your course there should be learning objectives listed there.
If, for example, your course is divided into weeks, then each week needs to have an “Overview” section where you would list the theme for that week and the learning objectives for that week. There are readings, activities, forum questions to participate in, assessments, that you ask your students to go thru on any given week/module/unit of your course. There is a reason why you’re asking them to do these things on specific weeks. So in your mind, by the end of that week/module/unit, after your students have completed what you asked them to do that week, they would have _____________________. And in that line is where you state the learning objective for that week/module/unit. You would write them as, “By the end of this module the student will be able to...” And you would use either module/unit/ or week, depending on how it is you break up your course. It is good to have at least two learning objectives per week/module/unit of a course.