In fall of 2003, MarylandOnline, Inc. received a three-year grant to develop a replicable pathway for inter-institutional quality assurance and course improvements in online learning. MarylandOnline members created and implemented a process to certify the quality of online courses and online components. As a result, the QM project has impacted the quality of teaching and learning at a state and national level. Upon expiration of the grant in 2006, Quality Matters continued as a self-supporting organization, through subscriptions and other fee-for-service offerings, and now offers rubrics and related quality assurance tools for a variety of education and training-related sectors.
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