Quality Is Essential
Michigan Virtual is a member of Quality Matters, a nonprofit organization and recognized leader in quality assurance for online learning.
Quality Matters provides professional development, a set of rubrics, and a course peer review process that work together to support schools and districts in improving the quality of K-12 online and blended courses. QM has received national recognition for its approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning, and has review processes for both online and blended courses, as well as online programs. Michigan Virtual has also been recognized for its commitment to quality assurance through the use of QM products and services, including having full-time teaching staff participate in Quality Matters professional development.
Through Michigan Virtual’s agreement with Quality Matters, employees of Michigan intermediate school districts can get tools to implement a quality assurance process, including access to K-12 online course review rubrics and workshops designed for teachers, curriculum directors, instructional designers, and virtual program administrators that focus on how to interpret and apply K-12 online course standards. These benefits, valued at over $1,000, are offered at no cost through this collaboration. For more details on the opportunities provided by this agreement, you can watch our recent webinar session featuring presenters from QM, or read our blog post on the initiative. Contact us for information about taking advantage of this collaboration with Quality Matters.