Since 2011, CCCOnline has used Quality Matters (QM), the gold standard in online course design! QM is a research-based, best-practice program that provides the framework for developing all courses at CCCOnline.
Quality Matters is a comprehensive quality assurance program focused on the continuous improvement of online course design. QM utilizes best practices to provide continuous, centered, collegial, and collaborative efforts to evaluate courses at CCCOnline. Our internal course design and quality control process is built upon QM guidelines and is utilized for all of our courses. Although we are proud of all of our online course offerings, when we feel that one of our courses is particularly outstanding, we opt to put it through an even higher level of scrutiny.
When CCCOnline submits a course for an official QM review, we’re ensuring that the course is innovative, challenging, and easy to navigate. We want our students to experience an exceptional class experience and QM helps CCCOnline meet that need. QM helps bridge the gap between “findability,” student motivation, and self-efficacy. The easier it is for learners to locate course materials, the more likely they are to feel motivated and confident to tackle the course.
From a student perspective, this includes clearly stated:
- Course overview and introduction
- Course and module learning outcomes
- Course assignments and grading criteria
- Course technology requirements
- Learner support resources
CCCOnline currently has 12 QM-recognized courses. In order to make the broadest impact, we are focusing on high-enrollment and gtPathways courses from a broad range of disciplines. Each course was evaluated by a team of college professionals using the Quality Matters Rubric. As of January 2018, these courses include:
- ECO 202
Look for the QM seal in these courses!