QM Quality Matters, Inc. (QM) is an international non-profit organization that provides the quality standards, professional development, course and program review, and certification for quality assurance in online learning. QM’s 1000+ members include community and technical colleges, colleges and universities, K-12 schools and systems, government agencies, corporations, and other education-related organizations.
QM is best known for its design standards (Rubrics) for online and blended courses for higher education, continuing and professional education, K-12, and publisher provided courses. QM currently offers five sets of design standards (Rubrics) and manages a peer review process for each to evaluate and improve the quality of online and hybrid courses. QM runs an extensive program of face-to-face and online workshops and certification courses for faculty and education and training professionals, develops and maintains online tools to facilitate the course and program review process, and maintains a website and extensive web presence. The program holds an international quality assurance conference and regional user conferences annually.