Ensuring online course quality
Leadership Alliance members have formed a Quality Matters approach to course design and instruction.
K-12 National Standards for Quality Online Courses, Teaching and Programs
Quality Matters (QM) and the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA) are in partnership to revise the National Standards for Quality Online Courses, Online Teaching and Online Programs, building upon the work started by The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).
The purpose of the National Standards for Quality revision initiative is to provide the K-12 online and blended learning community with an updated set of openly licensed standards to help evaluate and improve online courses, online teaching and online programs.
Both organizations are committed to a continuous improvement cycle for all three sets of standards for online learning, and to a common philosophy that standards in such a dynamic area as digital learning must be updated regularly to provide a useful benchmark for schools, districts, statewide programs and commercial suppliers of online and blended learning.