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Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric

The Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014 was released August 1.  Quality Matters reviews and updates their rubric regularly to reflect current research and best practices in online and blended education. Highlights of updates in the 5th edition include:

  • A standard was added on minimum technology requirements.

  • The term “competencies” was added to all discussion of learning objectives to allow for competency-based courses.

  • A standard was added regarding the privacy policies for external tools.

  • The standard on accessibility was expanded to include usability.

  • Annotations were expanded to provide additional examples of “alternative means of access” to course content.

If you are interested in using the Quality Matters Rubric in your online course contact your instructional designer or attend the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop.