Online Education

A Division of the Office for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning

Quality Matters Peer Review Process

Our office offers free QM reviews for URI faculty! Not only will the review provide you with tips to improve your course in terms of design efficiency, student engagement opportunities, and time-saving communication strategies, but if your course meets at least 85% of the standards, you are automatically qualified as an online teacher at URI!

Quality Matters (QM) is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning. URI uses the QM Rubric Standards as guidelines for designing new online courses and as a strategy for improving existing courses.

We have several faculty who are certified QM reviewers and are qualified to review your course against the QM rubric. To set up a course review, please fill out our request form.

QM Self-Review

Before you request a review, we highly recommend that you look over the standards and check your course against the requirements listed in each. We have made it easy for you by providing self checklists for each standard, which are housed in a QM Self Review Sakai site:

To join the site, please follow these instructions:

• Login to Sakai

• Click Membership on the left navigation bar of My Workspace

• Click Joinable Sites

• Write “QM Self Review” in the search bar on the right, and click Search

• Click Join beneath QM Self Review

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