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American Journal of Distance Education

2015 Volume 29, Number 3

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Quality Matters™: An Educational Input in an Ongoing Design-Based Research Project

    Deborah Adair & Kay Shattuck

    Quality Matters (QM) has been transforming established best practices and online education-based research into an applicable, scalable course level improvement process for the last decade. In this ... More

    pp. 159-165

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  2. Measuring the Impact of the Quality Matters Rubric™: A Discussion of Possibilities

    Ron Legon

    In countless discussions over the past ten years with educators considering the adoption of the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric™, the most common question asked is, "Can you prove that applying... More

    pp. 166-173

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  3. The Impact of Findability on Student Motivation, Self-Efficacy, and Perceptions of Online Course Quality

    Bethany Simunich, David B. Robins & Valerie Kelly

    This study investigated whether "findability," an aspect of usability, is an important component in student perceptions of/satisfaction with online courses and, as such, should be... More

    pp. 174-185

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  4. Analysis of Peer Review Comments: QM Recommendations and Feedback Intervention Theory

    Andria F. Schwegler & Barbara W. Altman

    Because feedback is a critical component of the continuous improvement cycle of the Quality Matters (QM) peer review process, the present research analyzed the feedback that peer reviewers provided... More

    pp. 186-197

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  5. How a Historically Black College University (HBCU) Established a Sustainable Online Learning Program in Partnership with Quality Matters™

    S Suzan J. Harkness

    This case study describes an initiative approach to establishing online learning at a medium-size historically black college university. The study reveals the collaborative efforts between... More

    pp. 198-209

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  6. Internationalizing Quality Matters™: The China Case

    Yaping Gao & Ron Legon

    The success of the Quality Matters (QM)™ program, especially acceptance of the QM Rubric™ in the United States, has attracted increasing international attention. Plans to translate and disseminate ... More

    pp. 210-219

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