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Carolina Distance Learning® Is a Quality Matters™ Subscriber
by Distance Learning Staff
Setting Student Expectations for Distance Learning

Quality Matters™ (QM) is an international organization recognized as a leader in online education quality assurance. It offers a subscription-based service for course review and certification. QM certification is only awarded to courses that have undergone a rigorous quality assurance program that includes comprehensive peer review and research. More than 1,300 colleges and universities worldwide subscribe to QM to improve their online and/or blended courses.

Carolina Distance Learning® strives to deliver excellence in the development, design, and publication of our courses. Our curriculum development goals are focused on ensuring the highest levels of student learning, interaction, and engagement. To help achieve those goals, Carolina Distance Learning® is a QM subscriber and is pursuing QM certification for all our courses.

Benefits of QM certification

QM-certified courses benefit you and your students. Certification ensures that the courses we provide to your students help them get the best learning experience possible with clear expectations, relevant content, and engaging activities. It also ensures that the courses have undergone a rigorous quality assurance program to help you achieve your desired learning outcomes. Your institution benefits, as well.

According to QM, its course reviews are “a way to demonstrate that your offerings stack up against the competition and compare favorably to the expectations of learners, peers, stakeholders.” Because a certified course is peer vetted, it provides institutions with a compelling choice as a sound purchase.

Learn more about the benefits of QM course review.

Courses certified by QM

Currently, our Introduction to Chemistry, Introduction to Biology, Environmental Science and Anatomy and Physiology courses are certified. Subscribing to QM and obtaining their certification for our courses reflects a commitment to quality and excellence. We also partner with other leaders in distance education—such as OpenStax™ and the Online Learning Consortium™ (OLC)—to stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices.

Learn more about our partnerships.


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