Clarkson University

09/26/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/26/2023 07:39

Clarkson University Announces Courses Have Received Quality Matters Certification for Course Design Quality

Clarkson University Announces Courses Have Received Quality Matters Certification for Course Design Quality

September 26, 2023

Clarkson University's Chinese Language and Linguistics I (CHN517) and Digital Citizenship & Information as (Power LIB201) earned the Quality Matters (QM) Certification Mark following a rigorous review process. The QM Certification Mark is the internationally recognized symbol of online and blended course design quality and represents Clarkson's ongoing commitment to creating learning environments that provide learners with a clear pathway to success.


The certification is the result of Clarkson's dedication to continuous improvement, including the innovative work of the Teaching & Learning Corner's instructional design team Erin Blauvelt and Loretta Driskel, along with instructors Sherri Duan and Lisa Hoover. The courses are now listed on the QM directory of certified courses.

The review uses internationally-recognized Standards and best practices to examine critical course components related to the learner experience and ultimately learner success.

The QM Official Review process provides independent validation of the quality, learner-focused course design found in these courses. Reviews are conducted by QM-Certified Reviewers and use the Quality Matters Rubric and associated Standards, which are based on research and best practices. A course earns the QM Certification Mark once it meets QM Rubric Standards at the 85% threshold or better and meets all Essential Standards.

About Quality Matters

Grounded in research. Driven by best practices. A community that puts learners first. Quality Matters (QM)is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. It provides a scalable quality assurance system for online and blended learning used within and across organizations. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programs, it means they have met QM Course Design Standardsor QM Program Review Criteriain a rigorous review process.